A Primer On The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) And Its Relation To LDA

We have observed a significant amount of confusion lately regarding the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended (FARA), and when it applies....

Tesla “Owner’s Groups” Now Required To Assist In Company Lobbying Efforts

Tesla has established policies for any owners' club seeking "official" status from Tesla which gives the carmaker more control over these groups.  Among the set...

Illinois Daily Fantasy Sports Legislation In Jeopardy Amid Oppostition and Improper Lobbying Allegations

A contentious House committee hearing in Illinois addressed daily fantasy sports legislation, casting doubt on the legislature’s chances of formally legalizing the industry before...

AT&T Pushing California Bill To Discontinue Landline Service

AT&T is pushing a bill (AB 2395) in the California legislature that would allow it to phase out landlines starting in 2020 if there...

Hospitals and Nursing Groups Lobbying to Change State Licensing Rules

With newly emerging healthcare methods like telemedicine, hospitals and nursing groups are arguing that the rules of state licensing inhibit nurses’ abilities to use...

New Lobbying Group Formed To Represent Interests Of Hedge Fund Managers

A small group of billionaires have banded together to have their voices heard on Capitol Hill.  William Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square...

Health Insurers Seeking Clarification From FCC On Home Phone Calls

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) which was passed by congress in 1991, places restrictions on the practice of telephone solicitations or "telemarketing". The law was further clarified in July of 2015 to include text message outreach. Claiming that the current law is too vague and thus restrictive, health insurance providers Anthem and Wellcare along with their industry lobbying association (AHIP), are seeking further clarification from the FCC ...