Editorial Advisory Board
We are honored to have an esteemed group of CFIUS experts who serve on our Editorial Advisory Board, including the former heads of CFIUS, Team Telecom, and other federal agencies at the nexus of foreign investment and national security, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
These individuals provide insights to the Foreign Investment Watch Editorial team, which helps ensure our coverage is timely and accurate. We use the Editorial Advisory Board to get feedback on story ideas, research and surveys, and often pressure-test ideas with them. In addition, the Editorial Advisory Board regularly reaches out to Foreign Investment Watch’s Editorial team proactively, keeping us apprised of developments that are relevant to our readers.
Tom served as the first Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he led CFIUS and oversaw its national security reviews of cross-border transactions. Tom also served as Assistant Director for Enforcement at the Office of Foreign Assets Control, where he oversaw the Treasury Department’s economic sanctions enforcement efforts. Now founder of The Rubicon Advisors, Tom can be reached at [email protected].
Tyler served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the Treasury Department, where he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Treasury’s CFIUS team. While at CFIUS, Tyler helped build the unit responsible for identifying non-notified transactions. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Winston & Strawn, Tyler can be reached at [email protected].
J. Philip Ludvigson
Phil served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also served as Treasury’s first Director for Monitoring & Enforcement, and built the office that pursues CFIUS non-notified transactions and oversees all CFIUS mitigation measures, including compliance monitoring and enforcement actions. Before joining Treasury, Phil held various roles at the Department of Homeland Security, including serving as the Acting Director of Foreign Investment Risk Management, where he led all aspects of the agency’s participation in CFIUS and Team Telecom. Now a partner at King & Spalding, Phil can be reached at [email protected]
Laura served as the first Director of Policy and International Relations of CFIUS, where she played a leading role in the development of investment regimes both within and outside the United States. A former senior advisor to both the Bush and Obama administrations, Laura served as the point person between the Biden-Harris administration transition team and the Offices of International Affairs (including CFIUS) and Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and Office of Foreign Assets Control. Laura can be reached at [email protected].
Stephen served in the U.S. government on CFIUS, and as a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Policy Development where — among other things — he served as DHS’s daily representative to CFIUS. Currently a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Stephen also served as CFIUS counsel to the National Venture Capital Association. He can be reached at [email protected].
Anne spent nearly 20 years in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs of the Treasury Department, which provides legal advice to the Secretary of the Treasury as chairperson of CFIUS. As senior counsel, Anne was responsible for providing legal advice on CFIUS matters, working closely with other CFIUS agencies. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hogan Lovells, Anne can be reached at [email protected].
James served as the General Counsel of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he supervised U.S. participation in World Trade Organization and NAFTA disputes and, among other things, served as the USTR representative on CFIUS. Currently a partner in the Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy group in the law firm of Sidley in Washington, D.C., James has deep expertise in CFIUS matters. He can be reached at [email protected].
Judith Allison Lee
Judith is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn, where she co-chairs the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. An expert on CFIUS, Judith practices in the areas of international trade regulation, including USA Patriot Act compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions and embargoes, and export controls. She can be reached at [email protected].
Ken is a partner at Morgan Lewis, where he chairs the firm’s CFIUS Working Group. An expert on CFIUS, he regularly represents clients in international trade and national security matters before United States federal courts and government agencies, including the U.S Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense, and Treasury. He can be reached at [email protected].