FACT AND FICTION OF EXEMPTIONS: LDA AND COMMERCIAL

Part I: Revisiting the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) Exemption: How Practitioners are Now Interpreting Its Scope of Application

September 25, 2019 11:30am

Steven A. Cash
Counsel
Day Pitney LLP

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

  • Performing due diligence on your client to determine if FARA registration would be warranted
  • What is now required for due diligence of a client
  • Who should (and should not) use this exemption
  • When (and when not) to use it
  • How far does the safe harbor extend? Lessons from recent enforcement actions
  • Clarifying when to register under FARA vs. the LDA exemption
  • Current status of the congressional drive to eliminate LDA