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Biglaw Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle a Justice Department investigation into whether its work for a Russia-aligned Ukrainian government violated lobbying laws, reports The New York Times.

“As part of the settlement, the law firm agreed to register retroactively as a foreign agent for Ukraine in addition to paying the government $4.6 million, representing the money it earned from its work in Ukraine,” write the TimesKenneth P. Vogel and Matthew Goldstein.

The firm should have disclosed its lobbying activity for Ukraine under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which covers both lobbying and public relations on behalf of foreign political interests, the Justice Department said.

Read the Times article.




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