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Jones Day's 2018 Speaker Series: CFIUS: Current Practice and Upcoming Changes

May 30, 2018

Jones Day Pittsburgh
500 Grant Street, Suite 4500
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-2514

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Breakfast and Networking)
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CLE Program)

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") recently has been an insurmountable hurdle for some foreign investments in the U.S., creating increased uncertainty for certain types of transactions. Against this backdrop, legislation that would expand the jurisdiction of CFIUS and revamp the CFIUS review process remains pending and appears to have a chance of becoming law this summer. In addition, the Trump administration may restrict Chinese investment in the United States long before the pending legislation becomes law. This program will review the CFIUS process and the current CFIUS landscape and will examine how potential upcoming changes could impact foreign investment in the U.S. The program also will cover ways in which parties to international transactions can address CFIUS risk.

SPEAKERS

David A. Grubman

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice (Pittsburgh)

For nearly 20 years, Dave Grubman has represented Fortune 500 companies in acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures and advised management and boards of directors in connection with activist shareholders and proxy contests. His practice encompasses a wide range of corporate transactions involving public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and recapitalizations. Dave leads the M&A Practice in the Pittsburgh Office.

Laura Fraedrich

Partner, Government Regulation Practice (Washington)

For more than 20 years, Laura Fraedrich has helped clients achieve their goals in complex international trade matters, including CFIUS, economic sanctions, export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. Clients in the energy, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, and transportation sectors have relied on Laura to handle their CFIUS filings.

Justin T. Huff

Of Counsel, Government Regulation Practice (Washington)

With more than a decade of governmental experience, Justin Huff has negotiated multiple complex agreements for the U.S. government to ensure U.S. national security. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Justin was a deputy director of the Office of Investment Security at the Department of the Treasury, where he assisted in the coordination of the office responsible for the Treasury's role chairing CFIUS, an interagency process that reviews proposed mergers and acquisitions for potential national security concerns.

Chase D. Kaniecki

Associate, Government Regulation Practice (Washington)

For nearly 10 years, Chase Kaniecki has helped clients achieve their goals in international trade and national security matters. Specifically, Chase's practice focuses on CFIUS, economic sanctions, export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. Clients in the energy, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, transportation, and other sectors have relied on Chase to handle their CFIUS filings.

REGISTRATION & CLE CREDIT

Registration for this event is required. Visit the Jones Day event website to register.

This program has been approved for 2.00 hours of general credit by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. This program has also been approved for 2.00 hours of general credit by the State Bar of California and 2.00 hours of areas of professional practice credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a Pennsylvania CLE Board accredited provider, a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, and an accredited provider in New York. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed.