Southern Cone & Brazil

No region has commanded more of our focus over the years than Brazil and the Southern Cone. For nearly two decades, our team has successfully advised companies from diverse industries on critical issues in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

No country in the region is more important or more complicated for many of our clients than Brazil. We have deep experience with the government in Brasilia, the business community in São Paulo, and the energy sector in Rio de Janeiro. Our experience in Argentina and Chile is just as substantial.

Led by Kellie Meiman Hock, a former diplomat and trade negotiator who has worked on the region for three decades, our Southern Cone & Brazil team has extensive experience operating throughout the region’s complex business and political environments. Our team is American, Brazilian, and Brazilian-American. Working with deep local networks, we are uniquely equipped to advise clients on how to navigate these complicated yet opportune business climates.


Latin America was our first practice area at McLarty Associates over 19 years ago. Since then, we have helped 150+ US and multinational companies in the region. Our firm’s leaders Mack McLarty, John Negroponte, and Nelson Cunningham have shaped US relations with the hemisphere as senior officials, long-term investors, and special envoys and they bring this experience to our client service.  


We’ve lived in or worked on:

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Uruguay
  • Paraguay
  • Pacific Alliance
  • US-Chile FTA
  • Pan-American Health Organization
  • Organization of American States

We speak:

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Our Regional Team

Based in the region