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BLOG: New FARA Advisory Opinions Highlight DOJ's Broad Interpretation of Registration Obligations

June 25, 2020,

Several newly-released advisory opinions on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”) demonstrate the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) exceedingly broad view of the statute’s scope.  These opinions signal that organizations working with foreign entities may not be able to claim exemptions previously thought to apply to their work.  This latest guidance is in line with DOJ’s efforts to prioritize enforcement of FARA.

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