The Biggest Misunderstandings about FARA: Revisiting “Foreign Principal,” “Agent,” and Other Key Terms and Definitions

September 25, 2019 8:30am

Robert K. Kelner
Covington & Burling LLP

Daniel B. Pickard
Partner, Co-Chair of the National Security Practice
Wiley Rein LLP

  • Defining an agent and a foreign principal: How you can become an agent of a foreign principal
  • Critical takeaways from the most significant advisory opinions in recent memory
  • What is a covered activity and who needs to register?
  • The purpose of a letter of inquiry and inspection?
  • What constitutes a FARA violation? How has the risk expanded?
  • Re-assessing penalty risks for FARA violations: In what cases do criminal penalties, including jail time apply? Civil penalties?