LRPA has worked with the World Bank's Groundwater Management Advisory Team ("GW-MATE") to develop a model system for groundwater management criteria in developing countries.  The Firm's experience includes participation in projects sponsored by the World Bank and the government of Chile in initiatives involving modification of Chilean water law to incorporate flexibility in market transactions for water. A bilingual member of the Firm, Charles DuMars, served as Co-chair of a National Academy of Science Committee authoring the leading treatise on Mexico City’s water supply.  He also authored an article on Mexico's air quality laws and has taught courses in Mexican Business Law.  He twice served as a visiting scholar in Lago di Como, Italy, working with other international water lawyers on model agreements for apportionment treaties for transboundary rivers including the draft Bellagio Treaty.  Currently, the Firm's Attorneys are actively involved in the drafting of a proposed Minute to the Mexican Water Treaty of 1944 to address issues pertaining to drought on the Colorado River.


LRPA Attorney Christina Bruff set up a temporary office in Tirana, Albania to provide immigration advice and process Diversity Immigration Visa applications for Albanians seeking United States Permanent Resident cards under the lottery provisions of the Immigration Act of 1990 resulting in dozens of Albanians relocating to the United States.  She also set up a three way partnership involving vendors from the United States, China and Albania to sell and distribute products in Albania shortly after its adoption of a free market system for the sale of goods.