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CFIUS, FIRRMA and ECRA? Making sense of alphabet soup on foreign investment screening and emerging technology controls

Arent Fox LLP


12:30-1:30pm EST

Join Dave Hanke (DC) and Marwa Hassoun (LA), partners at Arent Fox, while they discuss how the US government is likely to implement the new laws on foreign investment screening and export controls on emerging and foundational technologies.  

Dave Hanke advises domestic and foreign companies on matters at the intersection of national security and business, including navigating the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). While working on Capitol Hill, he was the lead staff architect of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act and was involved with the crafting of the “emerging and foundational technologies” provisions of the Export Control Reform Act. These two laws, which modernized CFIUS and updated the export control system, were both enacted in August of last year, and draft implementing regulations are likely to be rolled out sometime this year. This implementation will have an impact on all types of foreign investment and technology exports across multiple sectors as the US Government takes a broader view of national security.

Marwa Hassoun leads the International Trade practice for Arent Fox on the West Coast and advises a diverse range of US and non-US companies and universities on international regulatory issues, including civilian and military export controls, economic sanctions, and antiboycott regulations. Her practice runs the full gamut of complex export control and sanctions issues, including advising companies in conducting audits and investigations into alleged criminal and civil breaches of US trade control law, developing and enhancing trade compliance programs, benchmarking best practices, and advising on the impact of changes in US and international trade policy. Marwa’s experience includes advising clients in a broad range of commercial and defense industries that are and will be affected by new regulations on emerging and foundational technologies.


Marwa M. Hassoun
David Hanke


2 May 2019
16:30 - 17:25 UTC
55 min