Is so very often an interpreter, alert and parsing, so as to create communicative transparency.
It's hard to believe that the BP Deepwater Horizon was five years ago. Faced with a disaster and a failure of policy, the US Congress did what it does best: hold hearings. Emote and care in public. Tsk tsk. Grandstand for the cameras. Put corporate interests in a hot seat (if only temporarily).
BP and many others were hauled before the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee. In this CSPAN video clip you'll see a Meehan Group Interpreter, Fujiko Sato, interpreting for Naoki Ishii, VP of MOEX Offshore in testimony before Delaware Senator Tom Carper. Certainly this qualifies as high-pressure, high-stakes interpreting.
It's what we at the Meehan Group know well and do best.