Prepare For Big Changes To FARA Enforcement

Law360, New York (November 14, 2017, 3:05 PM EST) -- The Foreign Agents Registration Act is receiving unprecedented attention these days. With the specter of foreign influence in U.S. politics a permanent fixture in the headlines, FARA has never been more relevant.

Until August, I worked in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, which includes the office responsible for administering and enforcing the Act, the FARA Registration Unit. For those of us who know FARA, the recent surge in attention is somewhat surprising, but not unwarranted.

FARA’s primary purpose is exposing the otherwise...
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