About Us

 

The International Resource Company is a joint venture created by the USA Group International, LLC, founded by Ambassador George Bruno (Ret.), and McDaniel International Consulting, LLC, founded by Attorney Robert E. McDaniel.

Our expertise includes international business growth, foreign contract negotiations, relationship and team building, education and executive training, organization and governance, regulatory and compliance matters, crisis management and problem solving.

Our people have served in senior diplomatic posts, held ranking positions in international organizations, served governments both in the  United States and abroad, taught at universities and training centers, acted as executives for international businesses and are award winning experts in international matters.

For more on what we do and have done, go to the "Our Solutions" page.

                       Ambassador George Bruno, ret.

 

Attorney George Bruno is a retired US Ambassador and former Pentagon official.  He has practiced global immigration law from Manchester, NH and is a principal in the consulting firm of USA Group International.

 

He has a BA from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, a JD from George Washington University, and was a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  During law school, he served as a volunteer aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

 

In 1971 he worked as a civil rights lawyer in Jackson, MS.  At the age of 29, he argued and won before the US Supreme Court, securing a landmark opinion by Justice William O. Douglas (his last) protecting Social Security benefits from creditors. He has served from time to time as an Adjunct Professor of International Relations in the Graduate School of Public Policy of New England College

 

In 1977, he was appointed to the Justice Dept where he prosecuted drug and firearm cases.  Later, he co-founded a law publishing company, winning an ABA award for excellence.  Beginning in 1980, he managed his own law firm until being named by President Bill Clinton as US Ambassador to Belize  in 1994.

 

He has traveled in over 55 countries in Asia, the Subcontinent, Eastern and Western Europe, Middle East, Central America, South America and the Caribbean as diplomat and lecturer.  He has served on election observation missions in Pakistan, Romania, Kosovo and participated in world forums on trade, human rights, democracy, military affairs, and administration of justice.  In 1998-9, as a senior member of the US team, he made frequent oversight visits to Panama to facilitate fulfillment of the 1977 Canal Treaty. He has promoted legal aid in India as a guest of the US and India Supreme Court.  In 1999-00, he represented the US in Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania to promote civil protection and cooperation among the Balkan nations.   In 2003, he traveled to Indonesia and Korea for the State Dept for exchanges on democracy, foreign policy and 9.11 before government, student and business audiences. In 2007, he consulted with the War Crimes Tribunal in Bosnia dealing with incarceration of criminals..

 

As US Ambassador to Belize 1994-98, he worked to increase trade, strengthen Belize’s democratic traditions, stem the flow of illegal drugs and aliens, and promote friendly relations.  Following his tour, he served as Senior Advisor in the Army’s international office at the Pentagon where in addition to his work with the Panama Canal, he worked with NATO Allies and partners in Eastern Europe to establish cooperation and emergency planning systems and thereby strengthen democracy and stability in the region. In 2000, he started an international consulting firm and served as Visiting Diplomat at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, Ft Benning, GA, and advisor to the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, at the National Defense University to promote democracy and human rights.  In 2011, he organized a DOD project to promote dialogue between US-Pakistan for cooperation in emergency preparedness.  In 2013, he organized delegations to Azerbaijan and Belarus, in coordination with State Dept, dealing with emergency preparedness. In addition to managing LawServe, an immigration law firm, he headed up the Diplomatic Observer Program which invited diplomats to experience the 2016 First-in-the-Nation NH Presidential Primary,

 

His honors include a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Hartwick College in 1996, and Doctor of Law from New England College in 2009; awards for community service, and in 1998 by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for courage in the fight for equal rights.  He is on the board of the NH World Affairs Council, and is Past Chair of the NH Bar Section on International Law.   He is the Founder of Young Rescuers USA and UNH-Partners for Peace, dealing with international emergency preparedness connected with former CIS nations.  In 2013, the NH Bar Association named him as the Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year.

                     

                            Robert E. McDaniel, Esq.   

  

Attorney Robert ("Bob") McDaniel has more than thirty years of legal, litigation and business experience in the United States and dozens of foreign countries and is a principal in  

 

McDaniel received his undergraduate education at the United States Coast Guard Academy and did graduate work at Tulane University.  After serving in a variety of military assignments in the US and overseas he left active duty with the rank of Lieutenant Commander after being twice decorated for superior performance of duty.

 

In 1962, he graduated from Catholic University Law School in Washington, DC and served as law clerk to the Hon. Tim Murphy in Washington, DC before joining the United States Attorney's Office. Rising through the Department of Justice, McDaniel was assigned to the elite Special Prosecutions Unit where he specialized in international conspiracy cases. He received two Special Achievement Awards from the US Attorney General as well as a variety of commendations from the FBI, the US Secret Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

McDaniel went on to join a Boston law firm where he led the white collar practice and concentrated on commercial litigation, civil rights and police conduct cases, and corporate representation before the Securities Exchange Commission and other federal agencies.

 

His career path took him "in-house" as General Counsel to US multi-national companies where he directed international deal-making and dispute resolution.  McDaniel has handled commercial and legal matters in more than 40 countries and, in 2010 was invited by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to serve as Senior Economic Diplomacy Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo where he trained the diplomatic corps in international trade, commercial law, economics and dal making.  Following that assignment McDaniel was named Head of the Office of Legal Affairs for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at its largest diplomatic Mission.

 

He was also Professor of Law at The European School of Law and Governance in Kosovo where he taught international business and post-conflict property law by live simulcast to students in Slovenia, Turkey, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Albania and Croatia. 

 

McDaniel continues to serve as an Economic and Legal Advisor to European governments, Bar Associations and international organizations.   He teaches Rule of Law, economic development and diplomacy, and judicial system improvement to judges, attorneys and government officials in Eastern Europe.

 

McDaniel is on the Board of Advisors and Faculty of the University of New Hampshire International Law and Justice Program. 

 

In 2012, the NH Bar Association named him as the Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year.