Our team is headquartered in NYC, with additional offices and personnel located in Washington, DC, Toronto, Berlin, and Zagreb. We additionally maintain deep networks and a consistent presence in other critical locations such as Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, and Brussels.
We provide significant in-house expertise on laws and regulations governing data privacy and data security in Europe, Canada, the US, and key emerging markets around the world. Moreover, our roster includes experts in the fields of technology, geopolitics, investment, energy, and international security.
Companies that do not anticipate and respond to geopolitical, cross-cultural, and international regulatory changes risk losing out in an increasingly competitive and complex international marketplace.
Forward-thinking firms require customized, actionable intelligence in order to navigate this new business environment. Our backgrounds and expertise at the intersection of the public and private sectors enable us to provide timely insights into these challenges while clearly articulating how they impact business models.
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is Chairman of Spitzberg Partners LLC, a global investment and advisory firm, headquartered in New York. He served as German Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defense in the cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr. zu Guttenberg was a Member of the German Parliament, a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Secretary General of Germany's CSU party. He is a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and served as Senior Advisor to the European Commission. He sits on several corporate and not-for-profit boards as well as advisory boards, including Edelman, BDT Capital, Barrick Gold, Samsung, Ripple, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Clocktower Technology Ventures.
Between 2004 and 2013, Dr. Gartzke served as Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation’s Washington office, which is the political foundation for Germany’s ruling CSU party, and where he was responsible for relations with both the United States and Canada. Previously, Dr. Gartzke worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and at the World Bank in Paris. Dr. Gartzke studied political science and international relations at the University of Augsburg, Georgetown University, Sciences Po Paris, and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Gartzke is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute and teaches at Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, DC, where he lives with his Canadian-born wife and four children.