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Andrew Astuno is an associate with the firm’s National Security / CFIUS / Compliance practice.  His CFIUS work draws on his experience with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Investment Security and the World Bank. As a former Policy Advisor at Treasury, Andrew was responsible for reviewing Joint Voluntary Notices and Declarations before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); evaluating proposed transactions for national security concerns; and collaborating with agencies across CFIUS during the evaluation, investigation, and mitigation phases of reviews.

Andrew’s prior work also involved negotiating, drafting and advising on international debt and equity transactions. He has experience in anti-money laundering compliance and investor-state arbitration claims.

  • Speaker, National Security Studies Forum, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, May 18, 2022
  • Co-Author, “New Russia Sanctions: Focus on Facilitators of Sanctions Evasion and Virtual Currency Mining,” Stroock Client Alert, April 22, 2022
  • Co-Author, "FinCEN to Banks: Look Out for Proceeds of Russian Kleptocracy (But Other Businesses Need to Pay Attention as Well)," Stroock Client Alert, April 18, 2022
  • Co-Author, “New U.S. Sanctions, Prohibition on New Investment in Russia, and Possible Russian Countermeasures,” Stroock Client Alert, April 13, 2022
  • Co-author, "The U.S. is Going After Oligarchs' Assets: Is Your Transaction at Risk?," Stroock Client Alert, March 22, 2022
  • Co-author, "New Bans on Russian Imports, Exports and Investments: What Businesses Need to Know," Stroock Client Alert, March 14, 2022
  • Co-author, "Russian Sanctions Reach the Energy Sector: What Businesses Can and Can’t Do," Stroock Client Alert, March 9, 2022
  • Co-author, "The Bright Line Gets Brighter: The List of 'Critical Technologies' Requiring CFIUS Review Gets an Update," Stroock Client Alert, November 25, 2021
  • Editor, “CFIUS Rebalanced: FIRMMA and China,” American Bar Association AdLaw Section’s 13th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute, February 2019
  • Author, “Enforcing Contracts” chapter in World Bank 2018 Doing Business in Nigeria report
  • Co-author, “Looking Back on Power Africa in 2016,” Norton Rose Fullbright Inside Africa, February 2017
  • Author, “Is a New Working Interest Partner Under a New Lease Subject to Obligations Contained in an Existing Operating Agreement?,” The Rocky Mountain Landman, April 2014

Colorado

District of Columbia

LL.M, Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2020

J.D., University of Denver Strum College of Law, 2011

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2007

Andrew Astuno is an associate with the firm’s National Security / CFIUS / Compliance practice.  His CFIUS work draws on his experience with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Investment Security and the World Bank. As a former Policy Advisor at Treasury, Andrew was responsible for reviewing Joint Voluntary Notices and Declarations before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); evaluating proposed transactions for national security concerns; and collaborating with agencies across CFIUS during the evaluation, investigation, and mitigation phases of reviews.

Andrew’s prior work also involved negotiating, drafting and advising on international debt and equity transactions. He has experience in anti-money laundering compliance and investor-state arbitration claims.

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, National Security Studies Forum, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, May 18, 2022

Publications

  • Co-Author, “New Russia Sanctions: Focus on Facilitators of Sanctions Evasion and Virtual Currency Mining,” Stroock Client Alert, April 22, 2022
  • Co-Author, "FinCEN to Banks: Look Out for Proceeds of Russian Kleptocracy (But Other Businesses Need to Pay Attention as Well)," Stroock Client Alert, April 18, 2022
  • Co-Author, “New U.S. Sanctions, Prohibition on New Investment in Russia, and Possible Russian Countermeasures,” Stroock Client Alert, April 13, 2022
  • Co-author, "The U.S. is Going After Oligarchs' Assets: Is Your Transaction at Risk?," Stroock Client Alert, March 22, 2022
  • Co-author, "New Bans on Russian Imports, Exports and Investments: What Businesses Need to Know," Stroock Client Alert, March 14, 2022
  • Co-author, "Russian Sanctions Reach the Energy Sector: What Businesses Can and Can’t Do," Stroock Client Alert, March 9, 2022
  • Co-author, "The Bright Line Gets Brighter: The List of 'Critical Technologies' Requiring CFIUS Review Gets an Update," Stroock Client Alert, November 25, 2021
  • Editor, “CFIUS Rebalanced: FIRMMA and China,” American Bar Association AdLaw Section’s 13th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute, February 2019
  • Author, “Enforcing Contracts” chapter in World Bank 2018 Doing Business in Nigeria report
  • Co-author, “Looking Back on Power Africa in 2016,” Norton Rose Fullbright Inside Africa, February 2017
  • Author, “Is a New Working Interest Partner Under a New Lease Subject to Obligations Contained in an Existing Operating Agreement?,” The Rocky Mountain Landman, April 2014

Admitted To Practice

Colorado

District of Columbia

Education

LL.M, Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2020

J.D., University of Denver Strum College of Law, 2011

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2007