Republican powerhouse firm Greenberg Traurig is advocating for humanitarian assistance and other matters for Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, an oil-rich region that has been slammed by floods, leaving 120K people homeless.
GT, working as subcontractor to Washington Avenue International, eyes a monthly fee of $6,700 through March.
The firm’s agreement letter with WAI chief Lester Johnson includes a no conflict clause.
It reads: “Since GT represents a large number of diverse clients which may include clients involved in activities affecting you, we have agreed with your representation by GT in this matter will not be grounds for asserting a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest in any unrelated work that the firm may do for other companies or persons, including government actors.”
WAI does not have a formal contract with Bayelsa.
GT’s Ed Barron inked the agreement. The 20-year Senate staffer did a stint at the Agricultural Committee, where he worked on international humanitarian issues.
Before joining GT, Barron was VP -Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel for the Air Transport Assn.