In Corporate Counsel (February 25, 2020), Doreen M. Edelman, Chair of Lowenstein’s Global Trade & Policy group, discusses why GCs of financial services companies focused on cryptocurrency, payment systems, mobile banking, and insurance-related technologies need to understand the new changes in regulations governing reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States [CFIUS] of foreign investment transactions. She says, “This is such an expanded group of companies because the way CFIUS looks at this now is like this is an episode of ‘Homeland,’” adding that “something else GCs ought to know is that the risk may be bigger for the buyer than the seller. It depends on how the agreement is written and what the investment is.” Edelman adds, “Also, there is no de minimis on this. If it is a $3 million investment, you still have to consider CFIUS.” She remarks that if she were an in-house lawyer, “I would want to have [the transaction] reviewed initially and get something in writing that I had someone review it and tell me what my risks are if I don’t file, or why I don’t need to file [for a CFIUS review] in case the government comes knocking on the door later.” Furthermore, another Corporate Counsel article (March 10, 2020) by global trade lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis references Edelman and Abbey E. Baker’s piece, “Did ‘Silicon Valley’ Get CFIUS Right? Can It Really Ruin Everything?,” where they observe how the HBO show’s writers misunderstood how CFIUS actually functions.