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

February 13, 2020
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM PST

Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 West San Fernando Street
Vintage Room
San Jose, California 95113
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Natasha Morales
(408) 352-3576
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Please join BDO USA, LLP, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and your Bay Area CFO colleagues for an interactive discussion on new developments to the United States’ foreign investment review and export control regulatory regimes. This is a great opportunity for peers to share knowledge and experience with each other.

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 13th, 2020

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast 

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Roundtable Discussion


In this session, we will discuss:


  • 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


Greta Lichtenbaum’s practice focuses on compliance with US laws that govern international business transactions and trade and representing companies before the relevant agencies in connection with enforcement proceedings, clearances, license requests, and government inquiries. Greta represents and advises clients in matters related to US economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption (the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or “FCPA”), foreign investment, money laundering, antiboycott, and customs laws.
David J. Ribner counsels US and foreign clients spanning a variety of industries on international trade and investment regulatory matters, including trade and anticorruption compliance. David advises clients seeking national security clearances of foreign investment by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and counsels clients on US economic sanctions, export controls, customs laws, and antiboycott regulations as well as FCPA matters.
Mary Pat Dwyer advises clients through government investigations, enforcement actions, and regulatory matters with a specific focus on compliance with international trade laws, including economic sanctions, tariffs, anti-money laundering laws, and export controls. She regularly assists clients with obtaining clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for cross-border transactions.

Michael Barba leads BDO’s National Security Compliance Practice. He has led engagement teams in a variety of cases involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFUIS), including as the independent and neutral third-party auditor, monitor, and escrow agent.


Hitesh Shah has more than 25 years of experience spanning startup through venture financing and eventual M&A exits in multiple high technology companies. He has in-depth experience in people management, finance, venture capital, business development, product management, business planning and customer service. Hitesh has raised over $100M in venture capital for four different startups.