Shadows Beneath Shadows
Marshall, Wickham, and Vanderdossen
Any large organization operating in the United States needs an army of lawyers to fend off lawsuits, defend accused employees from various criminal charges and civil complaints, file the necessary paperwork for licences and charitable tax status, and lobby for special privileges from the government. The Institute is no different, and it relies on Marshall, Wickham, and Vanderdossen to provide these services and to advise Institute operatives when they move artifacts across national boundaries, become embroiled in customs disputes over import and export, and so on. The firm often settles disputes out of court, and its lawyers are flexible enough to realize that bribery, extortion, and corruption of public officials are all valuable tools against the opposition’s sometimes ruthless attempts at cover-ups and suppression.