Holland & Knight signed on for an eight-month campaign to promote Thailand’s efforts to combat human trafficking and the use of child and forced labor.
President Obama with Thai Ambassador to the U.S. Vijavat Isarabhakdi
It works on behalf of the office of commercial affairs at Thailand’s embassy in Washington. The agreement, which went into effect on Jan. 27, is worth $408K.
H&K’s government relations’ push focuses on the White House, Congress and the Depts. of Defense, State and Labor.
The agreement “may include relevant outreach to news outlets, academia and other individuals in the U.S.”
H&K’s mission is to “convey an accurate and complete picture” of Thailand’s track record in the human rights arena.
Rich Gold, practice group leader of H&K’s public policy/regulations unit, signed the Thailand contract.
He’s served as aide to former Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen and ex-EPA administrator Carol Browner.
On Jan. 21, Thailand declared a two-month state of emergency for Bangkok and neighboring provinces due to anti-government protests.