The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM or the “Notice”) on November 19, 2018, concerning the list of “emerging and foundational technologies” that BIS was tasked to identify under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA). The concept of “emerging and foundational technologies” is central not only to ECRA, under which such technologies may be subject to new or additional export licensing requirements, but it is also central to recent reforms to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), under which foreign investments in such technologies may be subject to enhanced requirements.
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John P. Carlin
John P. Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division (NSD) and former Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk and Crisis Management practice group and is co-chair of the National Security practice group. John, who served as a top-level official in both Republican and Democratic administrations prior More ›
Nicholas J. Spiliotes
Nicholas Spiliotes is Co-Chair of the firm's National Security Practice. He has over 25 years of in-depth experience in advising clients on a wide range of U.S. national security matters in the context of cross-border investments, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Mr. Spiliotes advises clients on U.S. foreign investment approvals (CFIUS); Department of Defense foreign ownership, control and influence mitigation under the National Industrial Security More ›
Joseph A. Benkert
Joseph Benkert is a senior advisor in Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice group. He advises clients on critical national security matters pertaining to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, and various regulatory and compliance issues.
Mr. Benkert previously served as a leading civilian official in the Department of Defense (DoD) from 2003-2009 under More ›
Robert S. Litt
Bob Litt, former General Counsel for the Director of National Intelligence, is of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s national security and global risk & crisis management practices. He advises industry-leading organizations on sensitive national security and privacy matters, white collar investigations, and government enforcement actions.
Mr. Litt has extensive experience advising clients on national security matters, including those in relation to the Committee on Foreign More ›
Panagiotis C. Bayz
Aki Bayz has a multidisciplinary practice covering national security regulatory compliance and transactional matters.
National Security. Mr. Bayz advises clients on compliance with the applicable trade sanctions and economic embargoes administered by the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the export control and anti-boycott requirements of the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and military items subject to the jurisdiction More ›
Charles L. Capito III
Charles Capito assists Government Contractors with a variety of litigation issues, with a focus on pre- and post-award bid protests, and contract claims and disputes. He has extensive experience at the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, the boards of contract appeals, and other judicial and administrative tribunals. Charles counsels clients on a variety of Government Contract issues, including prime- and subcontractor More ›
Amy S. Josselyn
Amy Josselyn is an associate in the National Security, CFIUS, Sanctions + Export Controls Group in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office.
Ms. Josselyn draws upon 15 years of experience in the U.S. Intelligence Community to advise clients on national security regulatory compliance and transactional matters. Ms. Josselyn’s practice focuses on U.S. foreign investment approvals involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United More ›