Webcast: Trends in Government Investigations into Foreign Influence in the Private Sector: A discussion of FARA and related provisions

October 16, 2020

This webcast covers the authorities of the United States Government to address foreign influence in business and public affairs in the United States.  We discuss the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, export controls, and CFIUS.  The webcast also covers recent policy statements by the Department of Justice and other regulators.

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Zainab Ahmad, a partner in New York, joined the firm after serving as Senior Assistant Special Counsel in Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s Office. She was previously Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Ahmad is a decorated former prosecutor who has received both of DOJ’s highest honors, the Attorney General’s Award and the FBI Director’s Award, and whose work prosecuting terrorists was profiled by The New Yorker magazine. Her practice focuses on white collar defense and investigations, including corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and FCPA issues. She also advises clients regarding data privacy and cybersecurity matters. Her practice is international and focuses on cross-border issues; she is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

Stuart Delery, a partner in Washington, D.C., was the Acting Associate Attorney General, the No. 3 position in the Justice Department, where he oversaw the civil and criminal work of five litigating divisions — Antitrust, Civil, Tax, Civil Rights, and Environment and Natural Resources — as well as other components. His practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in high-stakes litigation and investigations that involve the federal government across the spectrum of regulatory litigation and enforcement.

Roscoe Jones is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, and a member of the firm’s Public Policy, Congressional Investigations, and Crisis Management groups. Mr. Jones formerly served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger, Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senior Counsel to U.S. Senator Cory Booker, among other high-level roles on Capitol Hill.

Adam M. Smith, a partner in Washington, D.C., was the Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s OFAC and the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. His practice focuses on international trade compliance and white collar investigations, including with respect to federal and state economic sanctions enforcement, the FCPA, embargoes, and export controls. He routinely advises multi-national corporations regarding regulatory aspects of international business.