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Stripe Theory has signed on to provide consulting services to the Royal Hashemite Court regarding potential defamation suits concerning articles about Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

The 59-year-old monarch was among movers and shakers featured in the “Pandora Papers” project that was conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

It alleged that the King secretly owned luxury homes in the UK and US worth more than $100M.

Craig Kronenberger, who, as managing director of Edelman Intelligence, co-led a team of more than 200 data scientists and researchers, launched Stripe Theory data-based PR, crisis and reputation management firm in 2015.

Acceleration Community of Companies, the firm of former PMK-BNC CEO Michael Nyman, acquired the Atlanta-based Stripe Theory in 2020.

Stripe Theory is working for the Jordanians as a subcontractor to DLA Piper, which bills at a $1,335-an-hour rate.

Mary Gately, who co-head of DLA’s Washington litigation group, oversees the work for Jordan.