Representative Compliance Matters include:

  • Conducted numerous internal investigations and prepared and favorably resolved voluntary disclosures to BIS (EAR), DDTC (ITAR) and OFAC (sanctions) for U.S. and non-U.S. companies across a broad range of sectors, including IT services, software and software services, e-commerce, cybersecurity, defense contracting, aerospace MRO, manufacturing, semiconductors, energy infrastructure and equipment, and telecommunications.
  • Developed and implemented all aspects of compliance programs for several multinational companies, including policies and procedures, export classifications, export licensing, third-party contracts, distribution and vendor assessment, know-your-customer screening, and compliance with export controls, economic sanctions, anti-bribery/FCPA, anti-money laundering, anti-boycott, and customs regulations in global business operations.
  • Managed ITAR-related registration and notification obligations for multiple portfolio companies of U.S. private equity funds and U.S. defense contractors.
  • Frequently evaluated export control classifications for numerous products, software and technology, including manufactured goods, composites, semiconductors, and encryption, among others.
  • Prepared Encryption Licensing Arrangements, encryption classification determinations, and assisted with required encryption-related filings under export controls.
  • Counseled major European automotive manufacturer in connection with China-specific U.S. export controls compliance matters.
  • Regularly advised money managers, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, SPACs, among other parties on the impact of U.S. regulatory changes with respect to China.
  • Advised joint ventures on export control implications for formation and operation.
  • Counseled several global and U.S. companies with respect to supply chain and operational implications of U.S. regulatory changes with respect to China.
  • Counseled several multinational, Indian-based IT and professional service providers on export controls and sanctions compliance.
  • Secured a favorable outcome from BIS related to final regulations involving China on behalf of a large non-U.S. telecommunications provider.

Representative Transactional Matters include:

  • Regularly evaluated transactional risk from target companies’ compliance with export controls, economic sanctions, anti-bribery/FCPA, anti-money laundering, anti-boycott, and customs regulations.
  • Advised sovereign wealth funds and private equity on CFIUS and export controls implications in fund formation.
  • Counseled foreign investors on CFIUS, including corporations, venture capital, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, limited partners, and fund sponsors.
  • Advised U.S. businesses on CFIUS, including understanding and allocating CFIUS risk, export control classifications, and navigating the CFIUS process.

Specific Example Transactions include:

  • A. Schulman, Inc. with the CFIUS and international trade aspects of its $2.25 billion acquisition by LyondellBasell Industries N.V.*
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. with the international trade aspects of its $6.1 billion acquisition of Medtronic plc's medical supplies businesses*
  • Cavium, Inc. with the international trade aspects of its $6 billion acquisition by Marvell Technology Group Ltd.*
  • Dürr AG with the CFIUS and international trade aspects of its acquisition of the industrial environmental technology business of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.*
  • Esterline Technologies Corp. with the national security and international trade aspects of its $4 billion acquisition by TransDigm Group Inc.*
  • Fortress Investment Group LLC with the CFIUS and international trade aspects of its $3.3 billion acquisition by SoftBank.*
  • GM Cruise with the CFIUS and international trade aspects of its $2.25 billion investment by SoftBank.*
  • Intel Corporation with the national security and international trade aspects of its sale of Wind River Systems, Inc. to TPG Capital.*
  • Peraton Corp., an affiliate of Veritas Capital, with the international trade aspects its $690 million acquisition of the government IT services business of Harris Corporation.*
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc. with the CFIUS and international trade aspects of its $30 billion acquisition by United Technologies Corporation.*
  • StandardAero, Inc., an aerospace MRO provider, with the national security and international trade aspects of several transactions.*
  • Trip.com, a Chinese travel service company, in forming a strategic partnership and joint venture with TripAdvisor, Inc.*
  • XL Group with the CFIUS and international trade aspects its $15.3 billion acquisition by AXA SA.*

*experience prior to joining DLA Piper