Offers Informational Resources to Researchers, Journalists, and Potential Foreign Agents
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 22, 2019: Caplin & Drysdale‘s Political Law Group today announced the launch of a new website – www.FARA.us – to serve as an informational resource to the regulated community and to journalists seeking a better understanding of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has increased its scrutiny of FARA compliance, as evidenced by its $4.6 million FARA-related settlement with prominent law firm Skadden last week. In this environment, concerns and questions have risen for those who could be foreign agents, including individuals, lobbying firms, political consultancies, public relations firms, law firms, nonprofits, and corporations that work with foreign governments, state-owned enterprises, businesses, NGOs, and individuals.
www.FARA.us provides – in a single location – plain-language explanations, DOJ guidance, congressional hearing transcripts, and government reports related to FARA. The site also features detailed summaries of all Advisory Opinions issued by the DOJ’s FARA Unit, in addition to descriptions of major FARA enforcement cases and a comprehensive database of FARA’s legislative historical materials, all in one place. Furthermore, www.FARA.us will be updated regularly to include FARA news and other information about the law. www.FARA.us is a site focused exclusively on FARA.