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Internationally recognized for our innovative approaches to national security issues affecting commercial transactions – including government reviews, facility security clearances, government contracts, export controls and anti-corruption compliance – we guide clients through the regulatory maze in complex, business-sensitive matters, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Our team also drafts and implements a wide range of arrangements to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) in compliance with national industrial security regulations, including work on behalf of some of the U.S. Government’s largest defense and national security contractors.

We offer a full range of regulatory, legislative and compliance services, including matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). We conduct due diligence reviews and assessments, as well as negotiate and assist companies with implementation of, and compliance with, CFIUS-based mitigation arrangements.

Our team, which includes former CFIUS, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Senate and Defense Security Service (DSS) counsel and staff, advises on a range of issues before CFIUS and government agencies, including the DOD, DOE and State Department.

Our clients include companies in the aerospace, communications, defense, manufacturing, mining, real estate and technology industries.

Experience

  • Represented a U.S. human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions corporation before CFIUS on a $11 billion transaction involving a consortium of acquirers.
  • Represented an Italian multinational electric power transmission and telecom cable manufacturer in a $1.5 billion transaction before CFIUS, and continue to counsel on a variety of matters involving export controls, general security, industrial security, U.S. sanctions and FOCI compliance.
  • Represent one of the largest investment groups in the world on a large number of CFIUS transactions, spanning a wide variety of industries including oil and gas processing, mobile satellite services, and telecom services, among others. The values of these deals range from the hundreds of millions into the billions.
  • Provided CFIUS counsel to a major U.K. defense contractor for their purchase of a naval systems business.
  • Advising a major European company engaged in the defense contractor market in the U.S. on matters of national security; foreign ownership, control, and influence; export control compliance; government contracts; intellectual property; and corporate and employment issues.

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