ACI is proud to announce the 3rd National Forum on the Foreign Agents Registration Act, scheduled for December 9th – in-person at The Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

Government Speakers
Speaker Name

Jay Bratt, Chief

Counterintelligence & Export Control Section, National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Speaker Name

Jennifer Gellie

Chief of the FARA Unit
U.S. Department of Justice

2021 Conference Co-Chairs
Speaker Name

David H. Laufman

Wiggin and Dana LLP

Speaker Name

Matthew T. Sanderson

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

This event stands apart as the only dedicated event on the finer points of FARA compliance and enforcement. Key enforcement officials and legal experts will unpack complex, high stakes issues, including:

  • The evolving enforcement posture of the U.S. DOJ’s FARA Unit
  • Common misconceptions about the “Commercial Exemption,” “Lobbying Disclosure Exemption,” and “Lawyer Exemption”
  • The application of FARA to “Non-Traditional Groups”: NGOs, Think Tanks, Political Consultants, and More
  • Status of FARA Reform: updates on anticipated legislative and regulatory changes
  • FARA compliance and inspections in practice, and the role of the FBI

CLE will be available.

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In-person Conference Participation Requirements

As per New York City’s requirements, all attendees and staff are required to provide proof of having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A negative COVID-19 test result will not qualify for entry into the conference. Vaccination proof must be accompanied with a government-issued ID.

In addition, as per the guidance of the CDC, we encourage all attendees to wear a mask or face covering at all times while at the conference and its social functions, except in limited settings such as during meals.

We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not following the requirements above. Please note our entry policy is subject to change at any time based on changing local, state of federal regulations.


Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill

525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001