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Skadden Deal Shows DOJ's FARA Focus Shifting To High Gear

Law360, Washington (January 18, 2019, 9:03 PM EST) -- The settlement announced Thursday between Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom LLP and the U.S. Department of Justice is the latest sign of increased enforcement of the current Foreign Agents Registration Act, even as efforts to update the law have gone nowhere.

Experts said the DOJ has kicked enforcement of the law, which dates back to the 1930s, into a new gear in recent years as a combination of increased congressional oversight and the high-profile investigation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort put the representatives of foreign entities under a microscope. That comes as members of Congress have put...

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