MCSquared’s FARA Problem: Not Very Interesting

When MCSQuared’s failure to register under FARA became known last year, I fired off a FOIA request to try to obtain correspondence between the government and MCSquared on the issue.

The results are in, and they’re not very interesting. In June 2014, the government, alerted to MCSquared’s work for Ecuador by Paul Barrett’s article in Bloomberg Businessweek, asked MCSquared for information to determine whether it was required to register. MCSquared’s lawyers submitted an initial registration shortly thereafter. No drama, really, I’m sorry to say.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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