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  1. Rosenstein Quoted in the Atlantic on Surge of FARA Prosecutions

    Authorities have indicted two former associates of Michael Flynn for acting as illegal agents of the Turkish government in the United States. Partner of the firm, Josh Rosenstein, comments on these indictments and the role of cooperation in FARA prosecutions. …

  2. Rosenstein Comments on Controversial FARA Filing

    Capitol Media Group, a firm that was part of a controversial foreign influence operation that allegedly ensnared veterans into lobbying on behalf of Saudi Arabia, filed its first FARA supplemental statement on record with the U.S. Department of Justice. Capitol …

  3. Birkenstock Quoted in Politico on Singh Challenge to Foreign National Prohibition

    Ravi Singh, an Illinois-based political consultant, has challenged a federal law barring foreign involvement in U.S. elections, alleging the provision is unconstitutional. Although Mueller has yet to charge anyone with a direct violation of this law, the federal bar has …

  4. Dara Lindenbaum Represents Stacey Abrams in Close Election

    Dara Lindenbaum, Senior Counsel at Sandler Reiff, is representing Stacey Abrams in a close election for the governor of Georgia. You can read about it here.

  5. Partner Josh Rosenstein Discusses Whether Top Trump Fundraiser Should Have Registered as Foreign Agent

    Aryeh Lightstone, a current State Department official, helped Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for Trump, arrange meetings with U.S. senators and Angolan officials in early 2017. However, neither Lightstone nor Broidy registered as a foreign agent. Some legal experts argue …

  6. Joshua Rosenstein Quoted on Corporate Political Spending in ALM

    An increasing number of public companies in the past several years have voluntarily opted to disclose corporate donations above and beyond what is required by the law. Josh Rosenstein comments on the implications reporting these contributions may have for companies. …

  7. Rosenstein Comments on Rising Concern over FARA in Washington Post

    Federal prosecutors have stepped up their investigation of prominent Washington attorney Gregory Craig for work he conducted at his former law firm on behalf of the Ukrainian government in 2012, an effort coordinated by Paul Manafort. The investigation of Craig …

  8. 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 …

  9. 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 …

  10. 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 …