Gregory A. Brower is a Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP in Las Vegas, NV and Washington, DC. Mr. Brower also serves on WLF Legal Policy Advisory Board and is the WLF Legal Pulse’s Featured Expert Contributor, White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance.

Earlier this week, well known Washington, D.C. lawyer Gregory Craig received a split decision on a pre-trial motion to dismiss an indictment alleging he violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act (“FARA”)1 in the context of his work for the government of Ukraine.  U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed one of two counts against Craig, giving him a partial and mostly inconsequential victory, while deciding that DOJ’s case could nevertheless go to trial on the main count in the indictment.  In describing the underlying facts and the applicable law, Judge Jackson’s decision suggests several do’s and don’ts when it comes to the sometimes murky world of practicing at the intersection of law and politics in our nation’s capital.