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Marwa M. Hassoun*, Travis L. Mullaney
Arent Fox International Trade Group Partner Marwa Hassoun and Government Contracts Group Counsel Travis Mullaney chat about Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
David R. Hanke, Sylvia G. Costelloe
On December 18, President Trump signed into law the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which aims to increase oversight of Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges and force the delisting of those that refuse to comply with US audit inspection requirements.
Valerie C. Samuels, Lauren C. Schaefer
Both practical and legal issues will need to be resolved, but as of today, the EEOC has signaled that mandatory COVID vaccinations are lawful for the vast majority of employees.
Adam D. Bowser
For the first time, the FCC will have formal rules governing the process for Team Telecom review of license applications involving foreign ownership.
Peter V. B. Unger, Karen Van Essen, Alexander S. Birkhold, Mohammed T. Farooqui
Three months after a leak and investigation into over $2 trillion in suspect transactions at the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, known as the “FinCEN Files,” Congress passed legislation that would require anonymous shell companies to disclose their true owners.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, David R. Hanke, Matthew Tuchband, Aman Kakar
In his last days, President Trump takes a swipe against companies identified by the Department of Defense (DoD) as Communist Chinese military companies by prohibiting US persons from investments.
Kay C. Georgi, Sylvia G. Costelloe
The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has proposed a new Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), 2D352, to control “software” that is capable of being used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesizers.
Marwa M. Hassoun*, Regan K. Alberda, Aman Kakar, Kay C. Georgi
The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule amending the license review policy for items on the Commerce Control List that are controlled for national security (NS) reasons and are destined to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Venezuela, or Russia.
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Aman Kakar
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is now following new rules on mandatory filings for certain foreign investments in critical technology companies.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Sylvia G. Costelloe
Target areas are telecom, information security, and sensor items that can be used for censorship, surveillance, detention, and use of force.
Matthew Tuchband, Jessica DiPietro, Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*
On October 1, 2020, the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an Advisory highlighting sanctions risks associated with facilitating ransomware payments on behalf of victims targeted by malicious cyber attacks.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, David R. Hanke, Regan K. Alberda, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Aman Kakar
BIS will be looking at items that are controlled only for anti-terrorism, crime control, short supply, United Nations embargoes, or designated as EAR99 in establishing new Foundational Technologies Controls.
Julia B. Jacobson
Last week started and ended with big announcements in the privacy world. At the end of the week, on August 14th, the regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) were finally declared final - more than 8 months after CCPA became effective and 45 days after the Attorney
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Regan K. Alberda, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Aman Kakar
On August 17, 2020, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule (the Final Rule) (1) adding additional Huawei non-US affiliates to the Entity List, (2) confirming the expiration of the Temporary General License (TGL).
Travis L. Mullaney, Sylvia G. Costelloe, David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Kay C. Georgi
The new regulations prohibit government agencies from entering into, extending, or renewing a contract with contractors if they use any equipment, system, or service that uses certain Chinese telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential components of any system.
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*
Driven by national security concerns, over the past three years the US Government has taken a much more aggressive position on an array of technology issues involving China.
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe
President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) (TikTok EO) August 6, 2020, banning “transactions” yet to be identified by the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) related to TikTok and its parent ByteDance Ltd.
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe
As the US technology competition with China continues to intensify, the Trump Administration has taken another step to tighten the screws on China.
Kay C. Georgi, Regan K. Alberda, Sylvia G. Costelloe
On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) revised an arcane export control rule that imposes US export controls on foreign-origin products (hardware, software, and technology) that are the “direct product” of certain US technology.
Marwa M. Hassoun*, Alan G. Fishel, David R. Hanke, Adam D. Bowser, Brian J. Stevens
On April 4, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13913, “Establishing the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector.” 
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Aman Kakar
On January 13, 2020, the Treasury Department, on behalf of the full Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), released the comprehensive final regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). The final regulations take effect on February 13,
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Aman Kakar
In FIRRMA and ECRA, Congress essentially gave Commerce authority to decide how narrowly or widely to set the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) over non-passive minority investments involving emerging and foundational technologies.
David R. Hanke
On September 17, 2019, the Treasury Department, on behalf of the full Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, released the long-awaited comprehensive draft regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA).
David R. Hanke, Richard A. Newman
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is an interagency federal body that screens inbound foreign investments for national security risks, and it is currently putting the finishing touches on its draft regulations to implement FIRRMA.
David R. Hanke
In recent years, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has taken a much stronger interest in the national security ramifications of sensitive data falling into the hands of foreign adversaries, including the sensitive personal data of American citizens.