Doreen M. Edelman, Chair of the firm’s Global Trade & Policy group, speaks to Foreign Investment Watch about preemptive disclosures of non­notified CFIUS transactions involving SPACs, where companies state that they will not be submitting a declaration with CFIUS unless they are requested to do so. Edelman calls this approach “a proactive, low risk way to let regulators know that the CFIUS process was not ignored or flouted.” She adds that “by making this statement to the SEC, at least it’s on record somewhere that the parties carefully reviewed the transaction for national security concerns” (subscription required to access article).

Foreign Investment Watch recently ranked Edelman as number one on its Top Advisors 2021 list of lawyers who provide legal advice concerning national security reviews of foreign investments in the United States and abroad