National Security Counsel
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Senate Eyes New Role for CFIUS in Combating ‘Foreign Malign Influence or Espionage Activities’ Targeting ‘Institutions of Higher Education
David R. Hanke, John A. Gurtunca
This potential expansion of CFIUS’s powers suggests broader congressional concern about attempts by Chinese entities to circumvent CFIUS reviews and access critical technologies.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, David R. Hanke, Sylvia G. Costelloe, John A. Gurtunca
The subpoena issuance suggests that the Biden Administration will continue the US Government’s assertive approach to China.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, John A. Gurtunca
Companies should be prepared to conduct additional due diligence for any transactions involving entities in the countries enumerated in this rule.
Angela M. Santos, David Salkeld, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Natan P.L. Tubman
If passed, these bills will grant US Customs and Border Protection authority for a region-wide WRO enabling the agency to detain all products from XUAR.
President Biden Orders 100-Day Review of America’s Supply Chains for Semiconductors, Batteries, Critical Minerals and APIs
Marwa M. Hassoun*, David R. Hamill, David R. Hanke, Robert J. Ernest, Natan P.L. Tubman, Jessica DiPietro, John A. Gurtunca, Birgit Matthiesen, Kay C. Georgi
Changes are afoot for key industry sectors with complicated global supply chains.
James M. Westerlind, Elliott M. Kroll, Julius A. Rousseau, III, Kay C. Georgi, Eric A. Biderman, Mark S. Fragner, Richard G. Liskov
On February 4, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued Circular Letter No. 2 (2021) to all authorized property and casualty insurers in New York, outlining a “Cyber Risk Framework” that all authorized property and casualty insurers that write cyber insurance should create an
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Aman Kakar, Kay C. Georgi
The Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Rule, if implemented by the Biden Administration, would significantly impact companies that have an international nexus in a number of different sectors.
Les Jacobowitz, Richard A. Newman
Everything you need to know to be prepared for the LIBOR-SOFR transition.
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.
Trump and Congress Pave the Way for Potential Delisting of Publicly Traded Chinese Companies from US Stock Exchanges
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.
Piercing the Corporate Shell: New Legislation Will Force Anonymous Shell Companies to Disclose Their True Owners
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.
US Proposes Export Control on Emerging Technology Software to Operate Automated Nucleic Acid Assemblers and Synthesizers
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.
US Expands Military License Review Factors for National Security Controlled Items to PRC, Venezuela, and Russia
Marwa M. Hassoun*, 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.
Commerce Launches Rulemaking Process on Foundational Technologies, Hints at Three Potential Areas of Control
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, David R. Hanke, 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*, 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.