Southeast Asia & The Pacific

Our Southeast Asia & the Pacific team includes seasoned former American and foreign diplomats who have lived and worked in the region for decades.

Our team is led by James Keith, former US Ambassador to Malaysia, and also includes former US Ambassadors to the Philippines John D. Negroponte and Thomas C. Hubbard; former US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake, Jr.; former US Ambassador to Thailand William H. Itoh; and former US Ambassador to Vietnam David B. Shear.

McLarty Asia’s Singapore office is led by Steven Okun, supported by our people on the ground in Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Our experts have a nuanced understanding of US interests and relationships that extends from Southeast Asia to Australia and New Zealand, enabling us to craft innovative solutions, connect and leverage contacts, and reach client goals.


With former ambassadors to every market of consequence in East Asia, and resources on the ground in Beijing, Singapore, and five other Asian markets, we offer our clients in-depth local and regional coverage throughout the Asia-Pacific region.


We’ve lived in or worked on:

  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • The Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar/Burma
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • APEC

We speak:

  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Vietnamese
  • Thai
  • Tamil

Our Regional Team

Based in the region