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Special Government Employee Serving as Paid Consultant to Saudi Company

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A special government employee, retained to provide advice on behalf of the Department of Commerce to Middle Eastern countries that are reforming and harmonizing their laws, may accept a paid consulting position with a Saudi energy company without violating the Emoluments Clause, U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8, because he does not hold an “Office of Profit or Trust under” the United States.

Updated March 16, 2021