On September 15, 2022, the Biden Administration issued a new executive order (“EO”) and accompanying fact sheet, designed to sharpen the current U.S. foreign investment screening process as administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”).[1]  This EO is the first to specifically identify certain additional national security factors for CFIUS to consider when evaluating transactions involving foreign investors.

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Photo of Caroline Brown Caroline Brown

Caroline E. Brown is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and International Trade groups and the steering committee of the firm’s National Security Practice. She provides strategic advice to…

Caroline E. Brown is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and International Trade groups and the steering committee of the firm’s National Security Practice. She provides strategic advice to clients on national security matters, including anti-money laundering (AML) and economic sanctions compliance and enforcement challenges, investigations, and cross border transactions, including review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. Telecommunications Services Sector (Team Telecom).

Caroline brings over a decade of experience as a national security attorney at the U.S. Departments of Justice and the Treasury. At the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, she worked on counterespionage, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism matters and investigations, and gained unique insight into issues surrounding data privacy and cybersecurity. In that role, she also sat on both CFIUS and Team Telecom and made recommendations to DOJ senior leadership regarding whether to mitigate, block, or allow transactions under review by those interagency committees. She also negotiated, drafted, and reviewed mitigation agreements, monitored companies’ compliance with those agreements, and coordinated and supervised investigations of breaches of those agreements.

Photo of Jeremy Iloulian Jeremy Iloulian

Jeremy Iloulian is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Chicago office and is a member of the International Trade Group. Jeremy advises clients globally on complex cross-border investigative, regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters and policy developments that touch U.S. national security, international trade…

Jeremy Iloulian is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Chicago office and is a member of the International Trade Group. Jeremy advises clients globally on complex cross-border investigative, regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters and policy developments that touch U.S. national security, international trade, and foreign investment, including those relating to U.S. export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott laws, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Photo of Nimrah Najeeb Nimrah Najeeb

Nimrah Najeeb is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s International Trade Group. Nimrah focuses her practice on transactions, investigations and compliance, and advisory matters involving economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, and other cross-border…

Nimrah Najeeb is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s International Trade Group. Nimrah focuses her practice on transactions, investigations and compliance, and advisory matters involving economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, and other cross-border international regulatory regimes. She has also advised U.S. and foreign-based multinationals regarding public international law issues, mergers and acquisitions, government and internal investigations, and third-party diligence.