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The State of Congressional Investigations Heading Into 2020

USA - January 17 2020 When members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were sworn into office in January 2019, Democrats took control of the House and its…

Margaret E. Krawiec, David B. Leland, Dorielle Obanor

CFIUS’ First Full Year Under FIRRMA

USA - January 17 2020 The achievement of legislative consensus in 2018 around a preferred approach to safeguarding U.S. technology and information from national security…

Katherine A. Clarke, Michael E. Leiter, Nathan L. Mitchell, Michelle A. Weinbaum

CFIUS’ Final Rules: Broader Reach, Narrow Exceptions and Foretelling Future Change

USA - January 16 2020 On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), on behalf of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or…

Katherine A. Clarke, Daniel J. Gerkin, Michael E. Leiter, Nathan L. Mitchell, Joe Molosky, Michelle A. Weinbaum

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update

China, European Union, USA - January 4 2020 In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the EU advocate general's decision in Schrems II, a federal court's ruling…

James R. Carroll, Jessica N. Cohen, Helena J. Derbyshire, Brian W. Duwe, Patrick Fitzgerald, Todd E. Freed, Marc S. Gerber, Richard J. Grossman, Michael E. Leiter, Stuart D. Levi, Peter Luneau, Amy S. Park, William Ridgway, Jason D. Russell, David E. Schwartz, Jennifer L. Spaziano, James S. Talbot, Ingrid Vandenborre, Eve-Christie Vermynck

Commerce Department Takes Steps To Thwart Use of Information and Communications Technology and Services Associated With Foreign Adversaries

USA - December 12 2019 On November 27, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a proposed rule that would establish a new and especially broad power for…

Daniel J. Gerkin, Nicholas A. Klein, Michael E. Leiter