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June 6, 2017

New York, NY, June 6, 2017 – Chris Griner, Chair of the National Security/CFIUS/Compliance Group and co-managing partner of Stroock’s Washington, DC office, has received the highest honors in Chambers USA 2017 with a Band 1 ranking in the International Trade: CFIUS Experts — Nationwide category.  Mr. Griner is one of only six attorneys across the country to receive this high recognition.
Recognizing Mr. Griner, Chambers USA stated “A dominant force in the national security field, Griner possesses extensive expertise that spans the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, cybersecurity and automotive sectors, among others.”  A client noted that “When it comes to CFIUS compliance and FOCI mitigation, Chris Griner is ‘a recognized authority.’”
Mr. Griner is internationally acclaimed for his contributions to the field of national security, having been awarded the highest ranking in Chambers Global, where it was noted that “He is the best there is in CFIUS, there is nobody better.” He has been invited by the U.S., British and Italian governments to address the regulatory aspects of foreign direct investment (“FDI”) in the U.S. and is often cited in prominent publications, including The Financial TimesThe Washington PostThe DealChina Legal Review and American Law Daily
Three of Mr. Griner’s colleagues were also recognized by Chambers USA, special counsels Chris Brewster and Anne Salladin, along with associate Shannon Reaves.  Four out of five attorneys in the group were commended for their national security acumen.
Mr. Griner is widely recognized as a leader in the field of national security and played a key role in the development of the Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (“FOCI”) mitigation arrangements used by the U.S. government today.  He represents foreign and domestic clients regarding international transactions involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and other national security approval issues.  Mr. Griner represents clients from all over the world in hundreds of transactions notified to CFIUS: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK and Ukraine.  These transactions covered diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive, cybersecurity, defense, electronics, energy, engineering and construction, identity authentication, information technology, intelligence, medical diagnostics, microelectronics, mining, telecommunications and satellites, space, transportation and shipping, and range in value from less than a million to multiple billions.
Chambers USA, published annually in May by Chambers and Partners, is based on in-depth interviews by Chambers’ researchers and ranks the leading lawyers and firms in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country.  The qualities on which rankings are based are technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.
Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally.  With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami.