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Covington & Burling LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2021

Understanding H.R. 1 (Part 2): Changes to the Lobbying Disclosure Act and Foreign Agents Registration Act

With a growing chorus of support across the progressive landscape, the For the People Act of 2021 has emerged as a key legislative priority for…

Covington & Burling LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2021

LDA’s Registration Threshold Increases By $1,000

Under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (“LDA”), an organization or lobbying firm must register if it employs an individual who meets the definition…

Quarles & Brady LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2020

When Lobbying Becomes Criminal

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has charged the first-ever criminal violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) in relation to a virtual…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 29 Jun 2020

Department of Justice Announces First Known Criminal Prosecution Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act

On June 25, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Jack Abramoff intends to plead guilty to criminal violations of the Lobbying…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 2 Apr 2020

GAO Releases Report on LDA Compliance; Deadline Approaching for LDA Reporting

Below we summarize findings from a recent report on Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) compliance and remind you of an upcoming LDA deadline. GAO Report on…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 8 Apr 2019

LDA Forms Amended to Require Disclosure of Certain Lobbyist Criminal Convictions

The Office of the Clerk of the House and the Senate Office of Public Records recently amended the online federal Lobby Disclosure Act (LDA) filing…

Covington & Burling LLP | USA | 8 Apr 2019

Congress Amends LDA Forms to Require Reporting of Lobbyist Convictions

The recent passage of the Justice Against Corruption on K Street Act of 2018 (“JACK Act” or the “Act”) imposes new requirements on those registering…

Covington & Burling LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2019

GAO Report on Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act Compliance

On March 29, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") released the results of its annual report on compliance with the federal Lobbying…

Covington & Burling LLP | USA | 25 Mar 2019

New Department of Justice FARA Opinion May Narrow the “LDA Exemption”

The Department of Justice’s FARA Unit appears to have signaled a significant narrowing in the scope of a major FARA exemption that is especially…

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP | USA | 19 Feb 2019

SEC Issues Guidance on Director Diversity Disclosure Requirements

Board diversity has been an important topic under discussion for some time at the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and among investor…
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