And the CFIUS arms race continues. Global law firms continue to add national security experts at a rapid pace, ensuring they can help clients comply with complex global foreign-investment regimes. The latest move was from Latham & Watkins, which just hired Catherine Hein as counsel. Details inside.
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J. Philip Ludvigson, who served as the first director of the “Monitoring & Enforcement” unit at CFIUS, has left the Committee to join the Washington, D.C., office of King & Spalding. The move comes shortly after the arrival of Paul Rosen, who is the new Assistant Secretary for Investment Security.
It only took 14 months, but Crowell & Moring partner Paul Rosen has been nominated to be the next Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the Department of Treasury. The role, empty since Thomas Feddo left in Jan. 2021, serves as head of CFIUS. Details, next steps inside.
David Plotinsky, who most recently served as acting chief of the Foreign Investment Review Section in the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Morgan Lewis.
Bridget Reineking, who most recently served in the Treasury Department where she directed the Office of the General Counsel’s national security work, has joined the law firm of Cooley as special counsel in the firm’s CFIUS practice. Details and other similar moves are inside.
As we’ve been reporting, the Biden Administration has ramped up the volume of nominations for key positions, and the Senate confirmation process is underway. Inside are details on the Commerce Department’s new BIS leader, and how the role connects to CFIUS.
As we reported last week, the Biden Administration has been picking up the pace of nominations. This week, he selected a long-time intelligence expert to serve as Assistant Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department. Details inside.
Treasury still has no Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, but the Biden administration has made 40 nominations in the last 30 days, including a key international trade role at Commerce. What do the latest moves mean for CFIUS? Details and insights inside.
The arms race for CFIUS experts continues. Last week, a partner in Wiley Rein’s CFIUS group joined the national security practice at Vinson & Elkins, which had recently lost Damara Chambers to Latham & Watkins. Details, and more recent changes inside.
Experts on CFIUS, OFAC and FinCEN continue to move from one practice to another, as law firms stock up on practitioners who can help companies navigate increasingly complex global security regimes. The latest move is inside, as are other recent “migrations.”
Seems like this week is “Foreign Investment Watch: Law Firm Edition.” In addition to the updates above, a global law firm just announced a new National Security, Sanctions, and Export Controls practice to help companies navigate national security matters. Details inside.
As we reported a few weeks ago, Thomas Feddo is no longer the head of CFIUS. So when will we have a new leader? With the majority of key roles at Treasury still vacant, we reached out to nearly 50 experts for their predictions. The over/under on a date is inside.
As we reported in a special edition last week, Thomas Feddo, who oversaw CFIUS as Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, has left the Treasury Department. Details, insights from experts, and new contact information for CFIUS interim leadership are inside.
Following the hires of high-profile CFIUS experts at Skadden, Kirkland & Ellis, and other firms, Dorsey & Whitney has hired a former Deputy Director in the Treasury office responsible for CFIUS. Details, other recent hires, and contact information are inside.
U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Investment Security Thomas Feddo recently provided insights on CFIUS activities, noting the Committee has cleared transactions totaling nearly $400 billion since FIRRMA was enacted. Inside, we summarize key takeaways, including his comment that formal enforcement guidelines are coming.
The law firm of Skadden Arps is reloading, after three high-profile CFIUS experts left the law firm last year. This week, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish rejoined the firm in its CFIUS and National Security Group. Details, history, contacts and more are inside.
One can tell a lot about the direction of an organization based on positions for which it recruits. Inside, we take a look at open CFIUS-related positions at Treasury and Defense, including their roles, objectives, and unique insights from the posting (hint: it’s international).
Two more companies have recently named CFIUS experts to their boards of directors, continuing a trend we’ve been noticing for months. The companies, trustees, details, disclosures, and contact information are inside.
Last week, the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis announced that Ivan Schlager will join the firm as a partner. Schlager is the third CFIUS expert to leave Skadden Arps in the last four months. Details and contact information are inside…
A former attorney in the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division recently joined the law firm of Crowell & Moring. Details and contact information inside…