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The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Handbook

August 22, 2014

Wiley Rein has published the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Issues Handbook, which reviews the rules that govern whether an entity should register with the FARA Registration Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice, the registration process, the obligations of registered agents, and the penalties that may be imposed for FARA violations.  Any person who engages in political activities on behalf of a foreign principal will likely be required to register under FARA.

Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice, recognized by Chambers USA as one of the country's elite international trade practices, regularly advises sophisticated industry clients on FARA matters. In addition to providing high-level legal analysis of potential FARA issues, our attorneys provide step-by-step assistance with the registration process. Ongoing counseling from our attorneys ensures that our clients remain in compliance with FARA regulations in a dynamic, international marketplace.

An excerpt of the FARA Handbook can be read here.

For a complete copy of the handbook, or for more information about FARA, please contact Daniel B. Pickard (202.719.7285 or