Developments in Cross-Border Trade and Investment: CFIUS, Export Controls, and Economic Sanctions

December 5, 2019

O’Melveny is hosting a breakfast presentation in Menlo Park on December 5, 2019, where International Trade & Investment Regulation partner Greta Lichtenbaum and counsel David Ribner will discuss recent and expected developments to the United States’ foreign investment review, export control, and economic sanctions regimes. The discussion will focus on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, and economic sanctions, with a particular focus on investments in start-ups and companies involved in critical technologies as detailed below.


  • Implementation of Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) authorities
  • Expanded jurisdiction and mandatory filings
  • Changes to CFIUS review process

Export Controls and Economic Sanctions:

  • Trump Administration’s increased use of export controls and economic sanctions as foreign policy tools
  • Focus on critical technologies
  • Regulatory rulemakings to identify “emerging” and “foundational” technologies
  • Interplay between economic sanctions, CFIUS, and export controls     

Based in our Washington, DC office, Greta Lichtenbaum is recognized as one of DC’s “Most Respected Sanctions Lawyers,” representing and advising clients in matters related to US economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption, foreign investment, money laundering, antiboycott, and customs laws.

Also based in DC, David Ribner advises clients seeking national security approvals of foreign investment by CFIUS and regularly counsels on US economic sanctions and the FCPA.

If you would like to attend, please register here.