February 15, 2023 - 2:00 PM ET


Representing Foreign Clients: What You Need to Know to Stay Compliant with the Foreign Agents Registration Act

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This course explains how the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) affects anyone who engages in activity on behalf of a foreign government, party, person, company, or organization outside the United States. Participants will learn the basics of FARA—including who is an agent, which types of activities are covered, and common registration exemptions. Understanding these basics will help to avoid the risk of FARA violations that involve substantial fines, prison, and reputational damage.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the scope of the agency and who qualifies as an agent of a foreign principal
  • Identify the types of activities that are covered under FARA
  • Discuss common exemptions to FARA registration, including the commercial and academic exemptions
  • Review the reporting requirements for those subject to registration