Bloomberg Law
Oct. 19, 2018, 11:19 AM

Wake Up Call: As Saudi Arabia Scandal Grows, Gibson Dunn Cuts Ties

• As the scandalgrows around the alleged murder of a Washington Post writer in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate, Gibson Dunn became the latest business to back away from the kingdom. The firm said in a filing that it stopped lobbying for the kingdom related to U.S. legislation affecting oil-producing countries. ( National Law Journal ) A month ago the kingdom’s Washington-based embassy hired Gibson Dunn partner Ted Olson, a former Solicitor General, to lobby against the proposed “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act.” The arrangement called for the firm to get up to $250,000 for an initial op-ed and legislative analysis, plus ...

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