Matthew Sanderson Comments on Letter Submitted to DOJ Regarding FARA Regulations
Several large U.S. law firms have made recommendations to the U.S. Justice Department that they said will provide more clarity regarding the public disclosure requirements under the U.S. foreign agent law of the working relationships between lawyers and their foreign clients.
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"There's a broad recognition that these rules need to be clarified and modernized," Matthew Sanderson, co-leader of Caplin & Drysdale's political law group, told Reuters.
Sanderson and Wiggin partner David Laufman jointly submitted a letter to the DOJ that asked enforcers to more narrowly tailor certain provisions to avoid broad language that might require registration in circumstances where such disclosure is not required.
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