Middle East & North Africa

Our Middle East & North Africa team includes senior officials from both the United States and the Middle East with decades of experience conducting regional business and diplomacy, enabling us to navigate the complex political, economic, and regulatory environments throughout the region.

Led by Ali H. Tulbah, a former George W. Bush White House Middle East and national security advisor, and former US Ambassador to Iraq and Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte, our extensive relationships with members of ruling families, senior government officials, and prominent private sector leaders allows us to assist Western companies entering the region as well as Middle Eastern companies expanding into international markets. Richard Klein, who founded our Middle East practice in 2005, also brings deep ties in the Gulf and Israel.

We focus on helping our clients build strategic ties within these small and insular circles while ensuring that they have a clear-eyed understanding of the opportunities and risks in this dynamic and challenging region.



We’ve lived in or worked on:

  • Egypt
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iraq
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Yemen
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Algeria
  • Gulf Cooperation Council

We speak:

  • Arabic
  • Farsi

Regional Team

Based in the region