United States

Map new business opportunities and risks in an increasingly fractious and polarised US domestic environment

How will upcoming elections influence business decisions? How will greater government intervention impact key sectors? What will US-China relations mean for global companies seeking to operate in both markets?

“The US is entering a new age of government policy intervention, driving new opportunities for global businesses able to anticipate and invest into these new vectors of the economy.”

Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Senior Director

Meghan provides strategic counsel on geopolitics and the energy transition. She is director of the Belfer Center and the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. She was previously a deputy national security advisor to President George W. Bush.

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Louisa Terrell

Managing Director

Louisa served as assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs from 2021 to 2023. Prior to that she was the deputy general counsel and head of public affairs at McKinsey & Company and executive director of the Biden Foundation.

Brian Deese

Senior Advisor

Brian served as the director of the White House National Economic Council, advising President Joe Biden on domestic and international economic policy and coordinating the administration’s economic agenda.

Noah Feldman

Senior Advisor

Noah is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is also chair of the Society of Fellows. He specializes in US constitutional studies, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, free speech, constitutional design and the history of legal theory.

Colin Kahl

Senior Advisor

Colin served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the US Department of Defense from April 2021-July 2023. He is the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Dan Restrepo

Senior Advisor

Dan served as the principal advisor to President Barack Obama on issues related to Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. He also served as special assistant to the president and senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council and as an advisor to Obama for America.

Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Senior Director

Meghan provides strategic counsel on geopolitics and the energy transition. She is director of the Belfer Center and the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. She was previously a deputy national security advisor to President George W. Bush.

Adam Szubin

Senior Advisor

Adam is a Senior Advisor at MAP and advises clients on US and sanctions policy. He was formerly the Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism & Financial Intelligence, US Treasury.

Shannon O’Neil

Managing Director

Shannon leads our advisory practice on global trade and industrial policy, and advises our clients on political and economic issues impacting markets in Latin America. She is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jason Bordoff

Senior Advisor

Jason focuses on the energy sector. He is a professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a founding director of SIPA’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

Hal Brands

Senior Advisor

Hal advises clients on US policy. He is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Evan Feigenbaum

Senior Advisor

Evan is vice president for studies at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, overseeing research on East Asia and South Asia. He was formerly the deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia in the US State Department.

Vali Nasr

Advisory Board Member

Vali is the former dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the US Department of State’s foreign affairs policy board and director of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Nader Mousavizadeh

Founding Partner & CEO

Nader co-founded Macro Advisory Partners in 2013 and leads engagements across our entire portfolio of clients.

Sarah Naimark

Partner

Sarah specialises in strategic tools such as scenario planning and macro diligence, working closely with clients to leverage MAP’s insights directly into corporate decision-making. Her background is in international politics and economics.

Our Impact | United States

Advising a global investment firm on shifting US geopolitical dynamics

The US is facing high inflation, competitive challenges and supply-chain vulnerabilities, creating pressures to further diversify its economy away from China’s. We delivered a comprehensive macro audit across the client’s firm, helping it identify the risks and opportunities in an evolving US business environment.