DOJ Sheds Some Light On Scope Of Foreign Lobbying Law

Law360, Washington (June 8, 2018, 6:47 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Department of Justice ramps up enforcement of foreign lobbying violations, it shed some additional light on who needs to disclose such work by releasing scores of advisory opinions Friday involving everything from D.C. law firms to human rights groups.

The DOJ published the advisory opinions on the website of its division tasked with enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the 70-year-old law requiring lobbyists performing certain work on behalf of foreign powers to register with the DOJ as “foreign agents.” The newly released cache, which includes opinions issued as recently as May 3 of this year and as...

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