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Leonard Yoo


Leonard Yoo is an Associate in the National Security and Global Trade practice group at DLA Piper, where he advises a diverse range of clients on export controls, economic sanctions, U.S. outbound investment, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He has extensive experience advising U.S. companies and foreign investors on CFIUS strategy and in understanding and allocating CFIUS risk, determining whether filings are mandatory or advisable, navigating the CFIUS process, and designing and implementing CFIUS compliance programs and corporate policies.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Leonard served as a Policy Advisor for senior officials and management at the Office of Investment Security (OIS), U.S. Department of the Treasury, on a full range of complex CFIUS policy issues across the aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology, construction, consulting, cybersecurity, defense, education, energy, entertainment, financial services, gaming, health, logistics, life sciences, machinery, manufacturing, marketing, metalworking, mining, real estate, semiconductor, security, space, technology, telecommunications, trade, and transportation industries.  At OIS, Leonard managed over 30 notice filings including those requiring complex mitigation conditions or divestment, supervised over 190 declaration filings, coordinated monitoring and enforcement activities on 24 cases including those subject to penalties, and supported OIS’s international engagement with partners and allies of the United States on investment screening matters.

Prior to joining Treasury, Leonard was a Business Finance & Restructuring Associate with a New York based firm, specializing in debtor-side bankruptcy litigation and corporate restructuring. While at NYU Law, Leonard externed at the Office of Management and Budget. Before starting his legal career, Leonard served as a platoon leader and a company executive officer in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

Bar admissionsDistrict of Columbia
  • Korean
  •  J.D., New York University, School of Law
  • E.M.B.A., Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy

Publications and media

Leonard authored and published articles related to public policy and bankruptcy with Harvard Law School, Oxford Business Law, NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law.



+1 202 799 4249
(Work, Washington, D.C.)