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Daniel Pickard Discusses FARA Compliance for DC Lobbyists Following Special Counsel Charges

The National Law Journal
November 2, 2017

Daniel B. Pickard, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, was quoted in a November 1 National Law Journal article regarding how D.C. lobbyists and lawyers are reassessing past disclosures and future compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration ACT (FARA) following charges against Paul Manafort and others by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Many in the legal and lobbying communities have seen this as a signal that FARA rules may be more stringently enforced moving forward.

“The phone has been ringing off the hook from organizations and companies who decided maybe they needed to reevaluate their obligations under FARA,” said Mr. Pickard. “I think there have probably been a lot of sleepless nights in D.C. this week.”

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