Among Gerard’s international clients have been a leading French aerospace company, the governments of several francophone African nations, various multinational enterprises, European investment groups, and a variety of United States based investors. An important part of his practice consists of advising foreign governments in resolving disputes and negotiating agreements of various types. Currently, he is advising a sovereign government in connection with a maritime boundary dispute. He represents major foreign corporations in their corporate, commercial and real estate activities in the United States and American entities in their activities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In the real estate area, he advises hotel, office building, retail, and residential developers and owners, as well as some of the leading condominium developers in the United States in their land acquisition and development matters and large scale land developers in their development activities. Among his domestic clients, is one of the largest public hospitality REITs.
Gerard serves as the pro bono general counsel to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council which oversees the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC and is counsel to other cultural institutions, as well as to one of the largest international charitable service organizations.
Gerard is fluent in French and renders a significant portion of his legal services in that language.