Trump Administration’s Newly Expanded Rules on Foreign Investment and Technology Transfers

February 13, 2020

O’Melveny and BDO USA, LLP will co-present “Trump Administration’s Newly Expanded Rules on Foreign Investment and Technology Transfers,” an interactive discussion on new developments to the United States’ foreign investment review and export control regulatory regimes in San Jose, CA, on February 13, 2020. Presenters will include O’Melveny International Trade & Investment Regulation partner Greta Lichtenbaum, counsel David Ribner, and associate Mary Pat Dwyer, as well as BDO’s National Security Compliance Practice lead Michael Barba and moderator Hitesh Shah. 

The discussion will focus on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and export controls, with particular attention to the just-published CFIUS regulations that will go into effect on the date of this event, February 13, 2020. 

Specifically, the session will address:


  • New regulations implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA)
  • Expanded jurisdiction and mandatory filings
  • Changes to the CFIUS review process
  • Strategies for compliance with CFIUS mitigation agreements

Export Controls

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

Based in Washington, DC, 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.

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

Also based in DC, Mary Pat Dwyer advises clients through government investigations, enforcement actions, and regulatory matters.

To attend, please register here.