Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
135 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov
Secretary of the Senate
Office of Public Records
232 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://www.senate.gov/lobby

LOBBYING REGISTRATION

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4)

Check One: New Registrant New Client for Existing Registrant Amendment

1. Effective Date of Registration
11/6/2018
2. House Identification
 42519
Senate Identification
 401103221

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Address
1399 New York Avenue, NW
Address2
​Suite 201
City
Washington
State
DC
Zip
20005
Country
USA

4. Principal place of business (if different than line 3)

City
State
Zip
Country
5. Contact name and telephone number International Number
Contact
​Ms. Clarine Nardi Riddle
Telephone
​2027603402
E-mail
​cnriddle@kasowitz.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
​Law firm providing legal services.

CLIENT A Lobbying Firm is required to file a separate registration for each client. Organizations employing in-house lobbyists should check the box labeled “Self” and proceed to line 10. Self

7. Client name
​ZTE Corporation
Address
​ZTE Plaza, Keji Rd S, Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Nanshan Dist
City
​Shenzhen
State
Zip
​518057
Country
​CHN
8. Principal place of business (if different than line 7)
City
State
Zip
Country
9. General description of client’s business or activities
​ZTE Corporation is a telecommunications company.

LOBBYISTS

10. Name of each individual who has acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a “covered executive branch official” or “covered legislative branch official” within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, state the executive and/or legislative position(s) in which the person served.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable)
First
Last
Suffix
​Joseph I. ​Lieberman ​Former U.S. Senator
​Clarine Nardi ​Riddle ​Former Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate
​Nicholas ​Rendino

LOBBYING ISSUES

11. General lobbying issue areas (Select all applicable codes).

​HOM
​TEC
​LAW

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Sen. Lieberman/KBT has been retained to undertake an independent assessment of concerns that Members of Congress, Executive branch and American businesses have about any national security vulnerabilities and risks that ZTE products may pose in the US. After Lieberman/KBT gathers and assesses the national security concerns, Lieberman/KBT will then submit a report to ZTE concerning those concerns and appropriate measures that may be taken to resolve/or ameliorate them. Although Lieberman/KBT will not be advocating for ZTE, we have decided to register in the interest of transparency and caution because we will be talking with Members and other covered officials as part of the assessment we are conducting.


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

13. Is there an entity other than the client that contributes more than $5,000 to the lobbying activities of the registrant in a quarterly period and either participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises or controls the registrant’s lobbying activities?

No --> Go to line 14. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then proceed to line 14.

Internet Address:
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
City
State
Country
City
State
Country
City
State
Country

FOREIGN ENTITIES

14. Is there any foreign entity

a) holds at least 20% equitable ownership in the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

b) directly or indirectly, in whole or in major part, plans, supervises, controls, directs, finances or subsidizes activities of the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

c) is an affiliate of the client or any organization identified on line 13 and has a direct interest in the outcome of the lobbying activity?

No --> Sign and date the registration. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then sign the registration.

Address Ownership
Name Street Principal place of business Amount of contribution
City State/Province Country
(city and state or country) for lobbying activities

​710 Bldg 6 FL Liantang Pengji Zone Luohu Dist
City
​Shenzhen
​Shenzhen Zhongxingxin Telecommunications Equipment Company Limited
​Shenzhen
​CHN
State
Country
​CHN
​0
​30.34
%
​ZTE Plaza Keji Rd S, Hi-Tech Industrial Park
City
​Shenzhen
​ZTE Corporation
​Shenzhen
​CHN
State
Country
​CHN
​0
​100
%

Signature
Digitally Signed By: Clarine Nardi Riddle
Date
12/20/2018 1:00:34 PM