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

Speaker Name

Heather Hunt

Senior Counsel for FARA Administration
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

As the only dedicated event on the complexities of FARA compliance and enforcement, join key enforcement officials and legal experts to discuss critically important issues, including:

  • DOJ’s Enforcement Posture and Emerging Trends in FARA Prosecutions
  • Grey Areas of Exemptions for “Commercial Activities” and “Activities Not Serving Predominantly a Foreign Interest”: What Crosses the Line?
  • “Non-Traditional” Organizations under the Microscope: Lessons for NGOs, Think Tanks, Sovereign Wealth Funds, PR Firms, and More
  • The “Lawyer Exemption” and Recent Advisory Opinions: Are the Goalposts Moving?
  • The Lesser-Known Compliance and Audit Aftermath of FARA Registration: Filing, Labeling, Recordkeeping and More Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Status of FARA Reform: Updates on anticipated legislative and regulatory changes

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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