Here’s the latest list of upcoming events related to foreign investment and national security, which — as usual — has been crowdsourced by our members. Please contact [email protected] if we missed one:
Hosted by ACI, the 10th National Conference on CFIUS will take place April 11-12 at the Hilton Towers in Arlington, Virginia. Aside from the Committee’s own internal CFIUS annual conference, which is now in its second year, the ACI event is generally considered the one “must attend” symposium that focuses on the intersection of national security and foreign investment.
To take advantage of our exclusive 10% discount, register using the Registration Code: D10-999-FIW24.
Among the speakers at the event is Laura Black, who most recently was Director of Policy and International Relations at CFIUS; Black is currently senior counsel at Akin Gump, and serves as a member of Foreign Investment Watch’s Editorial Advisory Board.
Other speakers include:
- SoftBank Group International Partner and Deputy General Counsel Jared Roscoe, who we interviewed last year about his CFIUS/FDI program;
- Former CFIUS Deputy Director for Monitoring and Enforcement Jesse Sucher, whose departure from the Committee we scooped back in November;
- Berkeley Research Group Managing Director Steve Klemencic, who broke down the costs associated with CFIUS mitigation and compliance for us back in 2022; and
- Several third-party monitors and auditors used by our readers, including Randy Cook and Vincent Mekles at Ankura, the latter of whom recently explained the common causes of CFIUS non-compliance. Also speaking are Jerry Fowler at Control Risks, Nathan Fisher at StoneTurn, Waqas Shahid at Charles River Associates, and Stephanie Douglas at Guidepost Solutions.
The agenda will be a mix of fireside chats with regulators, strategy session on operational matters (i.e., non-notified scope and jurisdiction), and in-house perspectives from corporate legal executives.