The Ukranian scandal has been getting a lot of attention lately and partners Joe Sandler and Josh Rosenstein share their expert thoughts.
If Livingston was working for Ukrainian clients he disclosed, “he should have reported those contacts … no question about that,” said Joseph Sandler, an expert on the law that governs U.S. lobbying for foreign clients. Sandler is a partner at the Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock law firm in Washington, D.C., and a former general counsel for the Democratic National Committee.
“If it was for another foreign entity, then he needed to register for them” and disclose the lobbying, Sandler said.
“This would seem to be a case that would be ripe for the DOJ to at least ask questions,” said Josh Rosenstein, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who advises clients on FARA.
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