WASHINGTON – Trump-connected lobbyist Brian Ballard has landed another big contract, signing a deal to represent the interests of Qatar as it looks to invest billions in the U.S.
Ballard Partners signed the $175,000-a-month deal with the Embassy of Qatar last week, and filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The focus will be on Qatar's Florida interests.
The Arab country on Wednesday is hosting the "Qatar-US Economic Forum" at the Four Seasons in Miami, featuring "in-depth panel discussions of new business and investment opportunities."
Ballard has quickly emerged as a heavyweight in Washington given his ties to Trump, which formed years ago in Florida. His firm is lobbying on behalf of a number of foreign governments as well as scores of domestic interests.