Evan Kraus

APCO Worldwide is providing strategic communications within and outside the US to assist legal counsel representing the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan.

Retained by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, APCO's duties include "assessing media coverage regarding such litigation and seeking fair and balanced coverage," according to its engagement agreement.

APCO is in line for a flat $65K under the three-month pact signed July 7 by Evan Kraus, president/managing director of operations.

The DC-based independent shop also is to be reimbursed for "actual, reasonable expenses (e.g., payments to subcontractors, outlays for databases, travel/parking/meal expenses.)."

APCO also charges a flat fee of $3,250 for "desktop research tools, premium digital and social tools and subscriptions for analyzing audiences, media impressions, stakeholder engagement, public opinion trends, and social media channels through the use of big data and proprietary licensed software."