David J. Ribner

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David J. Ribner's practice focuses on counseling U.S. and non-U.S. clients on international trade and investment regulatory matters, including trade and anticorruption compliance. His clients span a variety of industries, with a focus on companies operating in the technology and energy sectors.

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Honors & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for International Trade (2020)
  • Named to the Washington, DC Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers (2016-2019)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D.
  • King's College London, University of London M.A.
  • Columbia University, B.A.

Professional Activities

Publications

Speaker

  • Presenter, “U.S.-China Venture Capital: Trends and Regulatory Challenges,” AmCham Shanghai (January 2020)
  • Presenter, “CFIUS for Startups and Investors,” Silicon Catalyst Angels (December 2019)
  • Panelist, “Everything Old is New Again: CFIUS and FIRRMA – How Will the Potential Changes Affect FDI in Your Company?” 97th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo (June 2018)

Client Alerts (Most Recent)

  • “Preliminary Injunctions Delay Implementation of Commerce Department Orders Targeting TikTok and WeChat” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, October 2020) (with Greta Lichtenbaum, Theodore W. Kassinger, John Dermody, Mary Pat Dwyer, and Paras Shah)
  • “China Publishes ‘Unreliable Entities’ Rules Targeting Foreign Enterprises” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, September 2020) (with Ben Bradshaw, Riccardo Celli, Courtney Dyer, Andrew Frackman, Greta Lichtenbaum, Philip Monaghan, Anna T. Pletcher, Katrina Robson, Ian Simmons, Michael Tubach, Christian Peeters, Courtney C. Byrd, Kieran Humphrey, Stephen McIntyre, Philippe Nogues, Charles Paillard, Scott Schaeffer, and Sergei Zaslavsky)
  • “Commerce Department Prohibits Transactions with TikTok and WeChat” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, September 2020) (with Greta Lichtenbaum, Theodore W. Kassinger, John Dermody, and Paras Shah)
  • “CFIUS Issues Final Rule Revising the Mandatory Declaration Requirement for Foreign Investments in U.S. Businesses Involved with Critical Technologies” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, September 2020) (with Greta Lichtenbaum, Ted Kassinger, Mary Pat Dwyer, Paras Shah)
  • “Trump Administration Continues to Target TikTok and Huawei” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, August 2020) (with Greta Lichtenbaum, Ted Kassinger, Mary Pat Dwyer, Paras Shah)
  • “Department of Justice Issues Rare FCPA Advisory Opinion” (O’Melveny & Myers Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Alert, August 2020) (with Greta Lichtenbaum, Damali Taylor, James Rothstein)
  • “President Trump Issues Executive Orders Prohibiting Transactions with TikTok and WeChat” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, August 2020) (with Greta Lichtenbaum, Ted Kassinger, Mary Pat Dwyer, Paras Shah)
  • “U.S. Government Imposes National Security-Driven Procurement Restrictions on Federal Government Contractors that Will Impact Their Supply Chain” (O’Melveny & Myers Government Affairs Alert, July 2020) (with Greta Lichtenbaum, Lisa Monaco, John Dermody)
  • “CFIUS Proposes Revision to Mandatory Declaration Requirement for Foreign Investments in US Businesses Involved with Critical Technologies” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, May 2020) (with Ted Kassinger, Greta Lichtenbaum, Mary Pat Dwyer)
  • “Keeping COVID-19 Charitable Giving Compliant: Taking Steps Now Can Avoid Legal Risk Later” (O’Melveny & Myers White Collar Alert, May 2020) (with Damali Taylor, Greta Lichtenbaum, James K. Rothstein)
  • “United States Expands Export Controls Targeting Huawei’s Access to US Technology” (O’Melveny & Myers Government Affairs Alert, May 2020) (with Ted Kassinger, Greta Lichtenbaum, John Dermody, Mary Pat Dwyer)
  • “President Trump Issues Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System” (O’Melveny & Myers Government Affairs Alert, May 2020) (with Steve Bunnell, Greta Lichtenbaum, Lisa Monaco, Hugh Hilliard, John Dermody)
  • “Treasury Issues Interim Rule for CFIUS Filing Fees” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, April 2020) (with Ted Kassinger, Greta Lichtenbaum, Mary Pat Dwyer)
  • “President Trump Issues Executive Order Creating Telecommunications Assessment Committee” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, April 2020) (with Steve Bunnell, Greta Lichtenbaum, Lisa Monaco, John Dermody)
  • “President Trump Orders Chinese Company to Divest Acquisition of US Hotel Software Company” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, March 2020) (with Ted Kassinger, Greta Lichtenbaum, Mary Pat Dwyer)
  • “Treasury Issues Proposed Rule for CFIUS Filing Fees” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, March 2020) (with Ted Kassinger, Greta Lichtenbaum, Mary Pat Dwyer)
  • “Treasury Finalizes New CFIUS Regulations” (O’Melveny & Myers International Trade Alert, January 2020) (with Ted Kassinger, Greta Lichtenbaum, Mary Pat Dwyer)

Representative CFIUS Experience

  • IBM in connection with multiple transactions, including the sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo, the sale of its global semiconductor manufacturing business to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, and the sale of select IBM software products to HCL Technologies
  • Mitsui & Co. in connection with its acquisition of Spaceflight, Inc., a space launch rideshare company, and its investment in Airspan Networks Inc., a communications equipment company
  • A European multinational company in connection with CFIUS matters involving multiple acquisitions of US physical and logical access control and security equipment businesses
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc. in its acquisition by Macdonald, Dettweiler and Associates Ltd.
  • OMERS Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, in the US$800 million sale of portfolio company Airports Worldwide to Vinci Airports, a subsidiary of Vinci Group
  • Mentor Graphics Corporation in its US$4.5 billion acquisition by Siemens Industry, Inc., a leader in global technology, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization
  • Analogix Semiconductor in its acquisition by Beijing Shanhai Capital Management Co, Ltd.
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Alerts and Publications

China Issues Rules to Counteract “Unjustified” Extra-territorial Application of Foreign Laws

January 15, 2021

Trump Administration Takes Further Actions Targeting China as Term Nears End

December 21, 2020

President Trump Issues Executive Order Prohibiting US Investments in Companies with Ties to the Chinese Military

November 16, 2020

Treasury Issues New Guidance on Risks of Ransomware Payments

October 9, 2020

Preliminary Injunctions Delay Implementation of Commerce Department Orders Targeting TikTok and WeChat

October 1, 2020

China Publishes “Unreliable Entities” Rules Targeting Foreign Enterprises

September 22, 2020

Commerce Department Prohibits Transactions with TikTok and WeChat

September 18, 2020

CFIUS Issues Final Rule Revising the Mandatory Declaration Requirement for Foreign Investments in US Businesses Involved with Critical Technologies

September 15, 2020

Trump Administration Continues to Target TikTok and Huawei

August 21, 2020

Department of Justice Issues Rare FCPA Advisory Opinion

August 20, 2020

President Trump Issues Executive Orders Prohibiting Transactions with TikTok and WeChat

August 9, 2020

U.S. Government Imposes National Security-Driven Procurement Restrictions on Federal Government Contractors that Will Impact Their Supply Chain

July 24, 2020

CFIUS Proposes Revision to Mandatory Declaration Requirement for Foreign Investments in US Businesses Involved with Critical Technologies

May 21, 2020

Keeping COVID-19 Charitable Giving Compliant: Taking Steps Now Can Avoid Legal Risk Later

May 18, 2020

United States Expands Export Controls Targeting Huawei’s Access to US Technology

May 18, 2020

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System

May 6, 2020

Treasury Issues Interim Rule for CFIUS Filing Fees

April 30, 2020

President Trump Issues Executive Order Creating Telecommunications Assessment Committee

April 10, 2020

President Trump Orders Chinese Company to Divest Acquisition of US Hotel Software Company

March 9, 2020

Treasury Issues Proposed Rule for CFIUS Filing Fees

March 5, 2020

Treasury Finalizes New CFIUS Regulations

January 14, 2020

Department of Justice Revises Guidance on Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement Policy

December 17, 2019

Commerce Seeks Comment on Telecom Supply Chain Review Process

December 3, 2019

United States Lifts Sanctions on Turkish Government Ministries and Cabinet Officials

October 24, 2019

United States Imposes Sanctions on Turkish Government Ministries and Cabinet Officials

October 15, 2019

Treasury Issues Long-Awaited Proposed CFIUS Regulations

September 30, 2019

Expansion of US Economic Sanctions Measures on Iran, Venezuela, and Other Jurisdictions Compel Companies Operating Internationally to React Quickly

May 8, 2019

Press Releases

Events

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