The Harry Walker Agency will coordinate speaking engagements for former President and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama,, who will be represented by two attorneys for contract negotiations regarding potential book deals, a spokesman said Friday.
“President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama have selected the Harry Walker Agency (HWA) to coordinate their respective speaking engagements,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement. “In addition, Attorneys Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell will manage contract-negotiations with potential publishers for the former president and Mrs. Obama’s respective books.”
The former president and first lady join former White House press secretary Josh Earnest and former President Bill Clinton in relying on the Harry Walker speakers bureau. POLITICO Playbook reported in November that Earnest had signed on with the agency for post-administration speaking gigs.
It’s unclear when the Obamas will begin the speaking circuit or when any of their potential books will be published. Both have been largely silent since leaving the White House three weeks ago.
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