Paula Stern combined her keen strategic thinking, superb professional reputation, fine academic training, and vast political and business experience in the U.S. and overseas to complement the efforts of our global government affairs group, headquarters, and CEO . [She] penetrated the policy jargon to shape recommendations that were tailored to the bottom line of our competitive global business enterprise.

…. Vince LoVoi, VP, The Warner-Lambert Company


Paula’s strong leadership and sound advice to our team was instrumental to our ultimate success as we pursued all available avenues to resolve an international dispute; an effort confronted by political and legal obstacles that often seemed insurmountable.

…Thomas Herder, VP & General Counsel, Siemens Energy, Inc.


We commissioned The Stern Group to produce a groundbreaking report of the effects on the U.S. economy of lifting unilateral food and medical sanctions on Cuba in order to educate members of Congress on the matter — resulting in a successful vote. The Stern Group doggedly pursued difficult-to- find information and, under an extremely tight deadline, published an objective, accessible, meticulously documented analysis that helped move the debate at a critical time. We received absolutely professional attention with an unexpected dose of warmth and grace — what we’ve come to view as the hallmark of Dr. Stern’s style.

…. The World Policy Institute, New School University


Thanks for being my “eyes and ears” in Washington.

…. Walmart, Jay Allen, VP, Corporate Affairs


We have distributed over 1200 copies of The Stern Group’s study of the North American Free Trade Agreement to our members, Congress, the media and the public since August and have just had it reprinted. It has served as the basis for our testimony before House Ways and Means and the ITC as well as for our thirty-one state studies. The U.S. Chamber and the U.S. Alliance for NAFTA are also using it extensively.

…. Colleen S. Morton, Executive Director, U.S. Council of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee


The Stern Group’s dedicated efforts on this[high tech/flat panel display case are recognized by everyone working on this case. .We like your creative approach in trying to establish the economic problems in the industry caused by factors other than LTFV imports.

…. Sanjei Misamoto, Electronics Industry Association of Japan


The Stern Group’s studies produced an easily understandable set of numbers which have been used repeatedly by the media and in other fora….As a result, the Coalition has been sought out by the private sector, government officials and the media as a leading group in the United States to discuss general private sector views and technical issues as they relate to the GATT negotiations.

…. Multi-lateral Trade Negotiations Coalition—Annual Report


The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has become very well-known in Washington due to the work of The Stern Group, which has become, in effect, our Washington office.

…. Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)


Dr. Stern’s intellect and experience allow her to present complex information to a large audience in an engaging and informative way. Dr. Stern is an effective and captivating public speaker.

…. Pamela F. Buckles, Center for Public Policy Education, The Brookings Institution


(Partial List)


Arnold & Porter LLP


Avery Dennison

Boise, Schiller & Flexner, LLP




Coalition for Service Industries


The Gap

Gerson Lehrman Group



Hill & Knowlton

Kaye Scholer LLP

Keker & Van Nest LLP

King & Spalding


National Center for Women & Information Technology




Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP



U.S. Department of State


Warner Lambert


WilmerHale LLP