Holland & Hart manages sensitive CFIUS and national security issues with sophistication, delicacy, and skill.
Led by Steven Pelak—a former US DOJ National Coordinator for Export Control/Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Acting Chief and Principal Deputy Chief of the National Security Division’s Counterespionage Section—we bring exceptional insight in handling Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and national security issues.
As CFIUS national security reviews grow in prominence and frequency, clients with operations, trade, or investments subject to DPA, FIRRMA, CFIUS, FOCI, or DHS regulatory oversight rely on us to overcome obstacles, minimize risks, help ensure compliance, and handle investigations and enforcement defense.
Guiding clients through complex regulatory and compliance issues, we effectively and efficiently prepare CFIUS submissions and work with the federal agencies that have CFIUS responsibility on covered transactions. We help parties with transactions involving foreign investment in a US company understand the export control regulations governing their goods, services, and technology, and proactively identify and resolve transactional terms that may require disclosure or raise CFIUS concerns.
Our deep CFIUS knowledge and ability to develop compelling arguments that educate the executive branch, congressional representatives, and the public regarding transactions can mean the difference between a successful outcome and frustration.