New presence will serve clients in Paris and Brussels, act as Transatlantic bridge


January 18, 2018, Washington, DC – Blue Star Strategies, LLC is launching a new office in Europe—Blue Star Strategies SAS—serving clients in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium with its partners Mathilde Defarges and Etienne Bodard. Ms. Defarges, who has served as a senior advisor to the firm, will become President of Blue Star Strategies SAS, expanding the firm’s government and public affairs presence in the heart of Europe.

Blue Star Strategies SAS provides corporate, government, and public affairs counsel and multi-stakeholder engagement strategies for public and private sector clients specifically with issues in Paris and in Brussels at the European Union. The office builds partnerships with senior policy and political decision-makers and helps global clients leverage a diverse range of stakeholders, including international multilateral organizations, civil society, and the media.

Serving as a Transatlantic bridge, Blue Star Strategies SAS also supports European clients seeking policy engagement and market access strategies in the United States and across Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging the firm’s current footprint in both regions.

“We are thrilled to expand the firm’s Transatlantic capabilities in Europe and to deepen our partnership with Mathilde, whose experience and reputation for excellent client representation mirrors Blue Star Strategies’ long-standing commitment to providing outstanding strategies and solutions to clients,” said Karen Tramontano, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Star Strategies.

“The opportunity to launch Blue Star Strategies in Paris and Brussels comes at a critical time for Transatlantic relations and investment across the European common market,” said Mathilde Defarges. “I am excited to be joining with my new colleagues in this endeavor and to build on the firm’s exceptional reputation on both sides of the Atlantic.”

“I have had the opportunity to work close with the exceptional professionals on both sides of the Blue Star Strategies Transatlantic team,” said Heidi L. Wagner, Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “This new alliance is an exciting partnership, and will no doubt be of tremendous value to global companies looking to do business in the United States and Europe.”

About Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is an international, interdisciplinary strategic consulting, public affairs, and government relations firm based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America. The firm works across sectors and represents global corporations, sovereign governments and leaders, and international organizations to solve their public policy, regulatory, and business investment challenges in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and emerging markets around the world. The firm is comprised of experienced professionals with backgrounds in government, business, and multilateral and nonprofit organizations.

About Blue Star Strategies SAS

Blue Star Strategies SAS provides corporate, government, and public affairs counsel and multi-stakeholder engagement strategies for public and private sector clients specifically with issues in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium. The office also supports European clients seeking policy engagement and market access strategies in the United States and across Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging the firm’s footprint in both regions. The Blue Star Strategies SAS office is located at 44 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France.

Online at www.bluestarstrategies.com

Contact: Jeremiah Baronberg, +1 202 833 1281, jeremiah.baronberg@bluestarstrategies.com

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