Qorvis Communications is working in Kuwait, whose Prime Minister Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah (pictured) is facing calls for political reform.
CEO Michael Petruzzello would not confirm information that Qorvis provided press training and social media skills to the Kuwaiti PM and defense minister.
"We are bound by confidentiality agreements with all of our clients we work out of that office," he told O'Dwyer's via email. Petruzzello described the Kuwaiti operation as a "small office" that works for "a variety of clients."
Qorvis has been in the midst of the Arab uprising. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia paid Qorvis $350K for the six-month period ended March 31. Media outreach, communications training and development of content for YouTube and Twitter were among duties.
Qorvis also collected $225K from hotspot Bahrain during the period, but severed ties with Yemen in November.
The firm continues work for the Kurdistan region of Iraq.