March 22, 2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

"FARA, OFAC and You: How to Stay Compliant" audioconference hosted by

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It's not just your imagination: FARA audits aren't as rare as they used to be.  Neither are news items about Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and enforcement actions.
The fact is, dealing with foreign companies and governments while lobbying on behalf of a domestic firm is getting trickier by the day.  As you operate under a brighter-than-ever spotlight, it's critical to absolutely clear about everything from what triggers FARA/OFAC registration, to how the Obama Administration's foreign policy agenda affects dealings with foreign entities.

Multi-national organizations vying for government favor face all-new compliance risks involving FARA and OFAC.  Learn what these risks are and how to defuse them before you get hit with violations that make headlines and cost you a fortune.

Step by step, Ed Wilson and other professionals on FARA, OFAC and government relations guide you through the new compliance environment, showing you exactly when to register as a foreign agent and how to deal domestically with international entities - without triggering audits or fines.

Topics include:

  • Who is considered a foreign agent - foreign governments vs. foreign principals
  • What triggers the need for FARA/OFAC registration
  • The limits on lobbying materials foreign agents can distribute
  • What are "prohibited transactions" - and what exemptions apply
  • The specific steps for doing business with an embargoed country
  • How the "Specifically Designated Nations" status impacts a domestic company's ability to conduct business with these nations
  • How the Obama Administration's foreign policy agenda shapes dealings with foreign entities

Registration and more information is available here, or call 888.265.0600.