International Investment in the US: Are We Still Open for Business? – June 14

  • June 14, 2018
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

An Off-the-Record, Non-CLE Program
Proudly Presented by
The D.C. Bar International Law Community
In Cooperation With
The ABA Section of International Law and The Association of Women in International Trade


At the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Annual Meeting, President Trump stated that “America is open for business.”  Since President Trump took office, however, a number of important developments have caused stakeholders and observers to wonder whether that really is the case.  The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviewed a record number of proposed acquisitions of US companies by foreign entities in 2017 (over 200), and its reviews have led to two presidential decisions to block deals in the relatively brief period since President Trump took office (compared to three such decisions in the almost three decades before then).  Moreover, Congress may soon enact legislation that would significantly expand the jurisdiction and powers of CFIUS.  In addition, President Trump has directed the Treasury Secretary to propose actions that could be taken to address concerns about investment in the U.S. directed or facilitated by China in industries or technologies deemed important to the U.S. in connection with findings resulting from the Section 301 investigation that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) conducted relating to certain Chinese intellectual property and technology transfer policies and practices.  During this program, a panel of experienced practitioners with diverse backgrounds will discuss these developments, how they may affect to the decision-making of companies involved in international M&A transactions, and what limits, if any, exist with respect to the way in which the U.S. can regulate international investment.


To attend this program in person or via teleconference



Vanessa Sciarra
Vice President for Trade and Investment Policy, National Foreign Trade Council

Francesca Guerrero
Of Counsel, Winston & Strawn LLP

Ted Posner
Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP



Geoffrey Goodale
Partner, FisherBroyles, LLP



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