Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has signed a six-month $300K pact to supply government relations and strategic counsel to the US mission of the Syrian Democratic Council.
The SDC is the political arm of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and the Syrian Democratic Forces, which liberated those regions from the Islamic State in partnership with the US and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, a group of about 80 countries.
Brownstein’s engagement agreement calls for helping AANES gain political recognition as the legitimate local government in Syria and positioning it as the “best solution to achieve the enduring defeat of terrorism and a lasting solution to the Syrian crisis.”
The firm will assist AANES in “reaching out to various media outlets to shed light on its successfully efforts to promote and safeguard core human values, ranging from gender equality to cultural diversity.”
Brownstein also will forge relationships with federal agencies to promote economic investment to meet the economic challenges faced by north and east Syria.
Former California Republican Congressman Ed Royce, who chaired the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Samantha Carl-Yoder, a 20-year State Dept. veteran, handle Brownstein’s effort for the SDC.