Join Government, leading law firms, lobbying and PR firms for critical updates and worthwhile discussion on the newest, most pressing risks.

Now more than ever, FARA enforcement is intensifying-with law firms, lobby shops, PR firms and individuals confronting unprecedented prosecution risks. The U.S. Department of Justice has said that FARA enforcement is one of its newest priorities. In addition to criminal action, many anticipate that civil enforcement will become another new reality to flag now.

While the Foreign Agents Registration Act has been in effect since 1938, there are many grey areas (including the application of key exemptions, which may be narrower in scope than anticipated).

Join the key stakeholders in the world of FARA – law enforcement agencies, legal practitioners, PR and lobby firms – to discuss the real-life challenges posed by this statute and how best to proceed given surprising, new legal, compliance, political and PR risk factors.


Brandon L. Van Grack

Chief, Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit U.S. Department of Justice

Distinguished Co-Chairs

David H. Laufman

David H. Laufman

Wiggin and Dana LLP
(Former Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice)

Matthew T. Sanderson

Matthew T. Sanderson

Member, Co-Leader of the Political Law Group
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Renowned FARA experts involved in some of the most significant, high profile cases will impart real-world guidance on key issues, including:

  • What DOJ’s new priorities mean for your exposure
  • Unintentional missteps when filling out registration forms and subsequent disclosures
  • The true lengths and limits of the LDA exemption
  • Surprising new triggers for a deficiency notice: How to prevent and respond
  • The unwritten rules for conducting due diligence on your client
  • When exactly one becomes an agent of a foreign principal
  • What now constitutes a FARA violation
  • Concrete examples of “insufficient information” in FARA filings
  • Successful defenses to a FARA enforcement action
  • Juggling concurrent investigations by the DOJ