COMMENTARY: Puerto Rico…Who Is Susheel Kirpalani?

Puerto Rico:  Who Is Susheel Kirpalani?

Friends of KSE have been talking about the Puerto Rico bailout currently being discussed by the House of Representatives, and continually point to the hearing last April in the House Resources Committee when Susheel Kirpalani of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan testified and made some dodgy, misleading comments — at best — as to who is clients are and what he is up to working Capitol Hill as an unregistered lobbyist.  We can only assume he has adopted the so-called “Daschle Exemption” (see here:  Politico on Daschle Exemption), where lobbyists hide behind loopholes in the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) so the public doesn’t really know what they are up to.  The absurdness of that position will become more clear below, but let’s get back to the hearing and the real issue at hand.

According to an excellent piece by…



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