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D.C. Circuit Vacates FCC Rule Requiring Broadcasters to Verify Foreign Governmental Sponsorship of Programming

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exceeded its statutory authority in requiring, as part of a new foreign sponsorship...more

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D.C. Circuit Issues Opinion Vacating Independent Verification Requirement Under Foreign Sponsor ID Rule, Leaves Remaining...

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On July 12, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion that vacated the requirement that broadcasters independently verify whether parties leasing time on their stations...more

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How Uncle Sam Travels: Limited Competition in Foreign Lands

I’m a bad traveler. When visiting a new place, I struggle to let the culture and customs wash over me and go with the flow. I’m much more analogous to a stick in the mud. Incidentally, that’s what most of my traveling...more

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FARA Enforcement Is Here to Stay

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On June 7, 2022, the media published a search warrant application seeking access to the electronic communications of a retired four-star Marine Corps general, General John R. Allen, in a criminal investigation into potential...more

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CFIUS Hosts Inaugural Conference

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The event featured speakers from across the US Government who provided insights on CFIUS authorities, priorities, processes and recommended best practices. US Government officials also emphasized the United States’ commitment...more

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The Supreme Court Slams the Door on the Use of Federal Courts to Obtain Discovery in Aid of Foreign and International Arbitrations...

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The United States Supreme Court this week resolved an important issue regarding international arbitrations by ruling that, contrary to what at least two appellate courts had previously ruled, a U.S. statute that authorizes...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Court Documents and Retroactive Registration Show Continued Focus on Expansive FARA Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) determined approach to identifying violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) shows no signs of slowing down. An inadvertently disclosed warrant revealed that John Allen, a...more

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Defending Against Covert Foreign Influence in the U.S.

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Day 2 at the RSA Conference brought us an interesting discussion of fighting covert foreign influence while protecting free expression in the United States with panelists from U.S. Central Command, U.S. Cyber Command, and Red...more

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Court Records Reveal Investigation into Retired General’s Undisclosed Political Advocacy for Qatar

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On June 7, 2022, an affidavit inadvertently made public details of an investigation into retired General John R. Allen for allegedly failing to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) after acting as an agent...more

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DOJ Seeks to Require U.S. Businessman to Register as a Foreign Agent on Expansive Agency Theory

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil enforcement action seeking to compel U.S. businessman Steve Wynn to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) as an agent of the Chinese...more

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Utah Requires Foreign Agents to Register as Lobbyists

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On March 22, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed H.B. 90 into law, which notably amended the state’s lobbying law to now require “foreign agents” to register as lobbyists. A “foreign agent” means an individual who engages in...more

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FARA , J’Accuse!

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The Foreign Agents Registration Act was put under the microscope recently during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. As explained in a previous post, FARA...more

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FCC Rules Requiring Broadcasters To Disclose Foreign-Sponsored Programming Become Effective

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Rules Effective Now for New Program Leasing Agreements, Although Appeal is Pending - The FCC has announced the effectiveness of rules that will now require broadcasters to disclose when foreign governments or their...more

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FCC's New Foreign Sponsorship Rules Go into Effect Stations Should Review Agreements Carefully for Compliance

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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new rules governing foreign sponsorship disclosures for broadcasters went into effect on March 15, 2022. Broadcast stations airing BBC, France 24, Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle...more

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DOJ FCPA Opinion Letter Draws Lines Regarding “Corrupt Intent” and the “Business Purpose” Test

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Even with the absence of any major DOJ FCPA enforcement actions, DOJ issued an interesting FCPA Opinion Letter last week addressing application of the FCPA in circumstances where organizations face imminent serious bodily...more

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Anti-Corruption in 2022: A Look Ahead

This is the second post in this year’s series examining important trends and new development in white collar law and investigations. Our previous post discussed health care enforcement. Up next: trends in tax enforcement. ...more

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2021 Year in Review: FCPA

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A. Basic Overview of Statute - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. (FCPA), makes it unlawful for U.S. persons and entities and others who act within the jurisdiction of the...more

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Personal Health Data at Risk of Foreign Exploitation

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Issue: The U.S. Government is warning American health care entities that personal health data, including genetic information, from diagnostic tests and services could end up in the hands of foreign governments for unintended...more

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UK Supreme Court Finds Guaidó Is to Be Recognised as Venezuela’s Head of State in Gold Dispute

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The decision clarifies the role of the English courts and the UK executive branch in the recognition of foreign heads of state and the ability of English courts to adjudicate the lawfulness of executive and legislative acts...more

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Recent Trends In International Arbitration And 2021 International Rule Changes

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Perhaps now more than ever, recent technological developments have facilitated cross-border contracting, especially for companies undertaking complex infrastructure construction projects or entering into energy-related...more

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Trial Date Set for Former Trump Adviser Charged with Acting as an Agent of a Foreign Government

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has set jury selection to begin September 7, 2022, in regard to the prosecution of Thomas Barrack, a friend and former key adviser to ex-U.S. President Donald...more

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The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)

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The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), 22 U.S.C. § 611 et seq., is a federal statute passed in 1938 that was originally intended to combat the dissemination of Nazi and Communist propaganda within the United States. FARA...more

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FARA 2021 Year in Review

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The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) continued to make headlines in 2021 as enforcement and modernization of the law remained a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) priority. DOJ maintained its focus on enforcement,...more

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Justice Department Issues ANPRM to Modernize and Clarify FARA and Seeks Comments

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On December 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Security Division issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and request for public comments regarding clarification and modernization of...more

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DOJ Intends to Significantly Change FARA for the First Time in Decades

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Last week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it is seeking public comment as it considers substantive updates to the implementing regulations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) for the first time...more

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