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Josh Rosenstein Discusses FARA and Manafort in Talking Points

Posted on August 11th, 2017

In a Talking Points article, “The Vise is Tightening on Paul Manafort, The Mueller Probe’s Linchpin,” Rosenstein discusses the possibility of a prosecution of Paul Manafort under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Josh Rosenstein, an attorney at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock who specializes in FARA, said that although prosecutions under the act are quite rare, it is a “distinct possibility” that Mueller’s team could pursue one against Manafort.

“When FARA becomes a high profile issue as certainly it has been here in and of itself, the risk of prosecution is certainly much higher,” Rosenstein said, noting that FARA charges would likely be brought as a secondary charge to any potential financial crimes.

You can read the rest of the article here.

Sandler Reiff Successfully Challenges the FAA on behalf of FlyersRights.org

Posted on August 10th, 2017

Sandler Reiff successfully challenged the Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA”) denial of a rulemaking petition on behalf of FlyersRights.org.  FlyersRights.org petitioned the FAA to promulgate rules governing plane seat size and pitch limitations to ensure that passengers can safely and quickly evacuate a plane in an emergency. “This is the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat,” Judge Patricia Ann Millett wrote on behalf of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia three-judge panel. The Court unanimously agreed that the FAA failed to provide a plausible evidentiary basis for its denial of FlyersRights.org’s rulemaking petition and remanded the case to the FAA.

 

FlyersRights,org is represented by Joseph E. Sandler and Dara Lindenbaum.

Additional information on the case is available here and here.

The case is Flyers Rights Education Fund, Inc. et al v. Federal Aviation Administration, et al. Opinion available here.

 

Joshua Rosenstein Quoted in The Hill on Trump’s New Lobbying Proposal

Posted on July 31st, 2017

In The Hill’s article “Lobbyists Adjust to Trump’s New Rules,” Joshua Rosenstein discusses Trump’s new proposals and how they will affect lobbyists in Washington.

“While it’s weaker, it’s not just lip service. It does make actual reforms,” said Joshua Ian Rosenstein, a partner at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, specializing in political law and lobbying compliance. “Of course, it’s different than what Trump promised, which is that you won’t be a lobbyist [for five years] — period.” 

You can read the full article here.

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