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What to expect when you’re expecting (to hear from CFIUS)

What to expect when you’re expecting (to hear from CFIUS)

This week, Richard Matheny — who has been involved in some of the most recent and high-profile CFIUS cases, including StayNTouch and PatientsLikeMe — takes us step-by-step through the CFIUS process, from the Committee’s first inbound email to the initial phone call and beyond.

Former DoD FOCI action officer on CFIUS risks, opportunities in 2021

Former DoD FOCI action officer on CFIUS risks, opportunities in 2021

This week, we sit down (virtually) with a former Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence Action Officer in the DoD’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. Inside are pitfalls to avoid when filing with CFIUS, and tips for filers. “Wishful thinking is not a strategy,” she says.

Q&A with former Treasury Deputy Secretary, Ambassador to Germany

Q&A with former Treasury Deputy Secretary, Ambassador to Germany

This week, we sit down (virtually) with former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Robert Kimmitt, who takes us inside the National Security Council, and explains why it’s important to Janet Yellen, CFIUS, and (ultimately) you.

The biggest mistake you can make before filing with CFIUS is…

The biggest mistake you can make before filing with CFIUS is…

This week, we sit down (virtually, of course) with Anne Salladin, previously an advisor to CFIUS, to discuss ways companies can assess CFIUS implications up front when putting together deals. Details, common lessons, and the “biggest mistake” when dealing with CFIUS are inside.

National security expert on global trends, CFIUS scrutiny, more

National security expert on global trends, CFIUS scrutiny, more

This week, we sit down (virtually, of course) with Farhad Jalinous, Partner and Chair of the Foreign Direct Investment Reviews and US National Security/CFIUS Practice at White & Case to discuss the impact of the election, COVID, global trends, and more.

CFIUS risk assessments, audits, and mitigation agreements

CFIUS risk assessments, audits, and mitigation agreements

This week, we speak (virtually, of course) with Michael Rose, National Practice Leader for CFIUS Advisory Services at EisnerAmper. On tap: Pre-filing risk assessments; pitfalls for companies to avoid; controls and procedures to ensure compliance with mitigation agreements; third-party compliance audits; and more.

Expert provides tips on CFIUS, Trusted Capital Program, more

Expert provides tips on CFIUS, Trusted Capital Program, more

This week, we sit down (virtually, of course), with Lowenstein Sandler partner Doreen Edelman. On the agenda: CFIUS, the DoD’s Trusted Capital Program, oft-overlooked FDI reporting mandates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and more.

Former CFIUS support at ODNI describes common pitfalls, traps

Former CFIUS support at ODNI describes common pitfalls, traps

This week, we sit down (virtually) with Linklaters senior counsel Jonathan Gafni, who previously supported CFIUS at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Gafni describes common misconceptions, emerging pitfalls, and other insights on CFIUS.