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  1. Joe Birkenstock Quoted on Supreme Court’s Decision Striking Down FEC Regulation

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld a rule by a federal judge last month that struck down the Federal Election Commission regulation that said independent political groups only had to name donors when their gifts were linked to specific sets …

  2. Partner Josh Rosenstein Comments on Increase in FARA Registrations

    According to a Justice Department spokesman, there were 50 percent more FARA filings in 2017 than in 2016. And if anything, the pace has quickened since then. Many professionals believe that the boom in FARA related work can be explained …

  3. Josh Rosenstein Quoted in Washington Post on Environmental Groups Obligations Under FARA

    For years, environmentalists have criticized Republicans in Congress for ignoring environmental demands and now, some top House members have found a way of retaliating against these environmental groups. Two top GOP members of the House Natural Resources Committee have opened probes into three high-profile U.S. environmental …

  4. Joe Birkenstock Interviewed for NPR on the Foreign Agents Registration Act

    Joe Birkenstock was interviewed for a segment on All Things Considered on NPR about the changing landscape and enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. OVERBY: And Joe Birkenstock, who practices FARA law in Washington, said the capital city doesn’t …

  5. Dara Lindenbaum Successfully Represented Liz Walsh in Narrow Election

    Dara Lindenbaum successfully represented Liz Walsh, a candidate for Howard County Council in a recount. Ms. Walsh led her opponent by two votes going into the recount. At the end of the recount, Ms. Walsh was certified the winner by …

  6. Joe Sandler Featured on The Great Battlefield Podcast

    Sandler Reiff founding partner Joe Sandler was recently featured on Nathaniel G. Pearlman’s podcast The Great Battlefield, where he talked Campaign Finance Law, delegate selection, and and the changing landscape of political law in the Era of Trump. He also …

  7. Rosenstein Quoted in The Washington Post on Giuliani’s Work for Foreign Clients

    Recent interviews with Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani have revealed that Giuliani has continued to work with foreign clients through his consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, while serving as President Trump’s attorney. Untraditional for the position, …

  8. New DOJ Release of FARA “Rule 2” Opinions

    As was recommended in 2016 by the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice, and recently announced by the Department, today DOJ released anonymized versions of several dozen opinions it has provided over the last few decades …

  9. Jeffrey Wice Quoted in Huffington Post on Alabama Lawsuit to Exclude Immigrants from Census Count

    Every 10 years, the Census Bureau counts all people in the United States, regardless of their immigration status. That total is then used as the basis to figure out how many congressional seats each state gets. The 14th Amendment says …

  10. Rosenstein Comments on Potential FARA Violation for Michael Cohen

    Information released Tuesday on Michael Cohen’s activities, including his bank records, show that work he did for Swiss company, Novartis, may have triggered the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and made him criminally liable. Rosenstein believes that given Novartis’ status …