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Saudis Tap Ex-Solicitor General Olson to Lobby Against ‘NOPEC’

Sept. 13, 2018, 3:42 PM

Saudi Arabia is taking no chances with the long-shot “NOPEC” bill, hiring former Solicitor General Ted Olson as a lobbyist to campaign against the act.

The Saudi embassy contracted with Olson’s law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, to develop a white paper opposing the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act” legislation. It will also prepare a legal analysis of the bill and write an op-ed against it. The firm’s work also could include lobbying members of Congress and their staffs.

Details of the embassy’s contract with the law firm are described in a Sept. 7 filing with the ...