Live Webcast

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Thu Feb 18 EST (8 months ago)
Location Live Webcast
Region Americas

Why You Should Attend?

Companies, organizations, investors, and counsel must navigate a turbulent international business and regulatory environment. A potent combination of the Covid 19 epidemic, geo-political tensions, divisive and unpredictable electoral politics, and technological acceleration and convergence has dramatically impacted government policy, regulations, and enforcement activity regarding foreign investment, international trade and technology transfers, and data and supply chain security. Heightened national security-related risks and requirements, include (among others):

• Expanded regulatory and enforcement authority related to national security review of Foreign Direct Investment and telecommunications licensing, including multiple recent mandatory divestitures;
• Increased regulation of exports, including foreign-produced products using US technology; emerging and foundational technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, advanced computing, data analytics, and biotechnologies); and restrictions on many US technology exports to Hong Kong and to numerous Chinese end users;
• Heightened expectations and requirements regarding sensitive information and cybersecurity;
• Increased focus on supply chain and information network security, including prohibition on the use of IT and communications technology and power infrastructure sourced from companies or nationals of US adversaries; and
• Numerous US criminal investigations of alleged Chinese espionage and/or funding involving research institutions.

What You Will Learn?

This one day conference will take a two-pronged approach to engage attendees and participants in identifying and developing effective strategies:

• First, there will be three panels, each one focused on identifying key developments and analyzing their impact in a substantive policy and regulatory issues area:
- Foreign investment national security reviews;
- Trade and technology controls; and
- Sensitive data, network, and supply chain security.
• Second, there will be three panels, each one focused on describing the current state of expectations, best practices, and practical success strategies in a risks and requirements posture area:
- Proactive: anticipating, defining, and reducing policy and regulatory risks and requirements before they manifest;
- Reactive: detecting, containing, and resolving policy and regulatory risks and requirements when they manifest; and
- Mitigation: designing, implementing, and operating effective controls and independent oversight to address policy and regulatory risks and requirements after they manifest.

Who Should Attend?

• In-house and outside counsel for businesses and organizations involved in technology, infrastructure, data, and real estate
• Investors, financial advisors, and M&A attorneys engaged in FDI and cross-border transactions
• Executive leaders, risk managers, technology managers, and compliance personnel for businesses and organizations engaged with technology, infrastructure, and/or data
• Government officials, commentators, and policy makers engaged in the balance between prosperity, innovation, and security


2021 Speakers


Randall Cook
Ankura Consulting Group


Matthew S. Borman
Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

Damara L. Chambers
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Brian P. Curran
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Nancy A. Fischer
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Sue Gainor
Grey Point Consulting LLC

Alex Hao

Jahna Hartwig
Booz Allen Hamilton

Scott C. Jansen
U.S. Department of Defense

Alan Levesque
Ankura Consulting Group

Angelo A. Liberatore
Jefferies Event Driven Strategies

J. Philip Ludvigson
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Jen Maki
Micron Technology Inc

Aimen Mir
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Alicia Novak
HarbourVest Partners, LLC

Karen Plonty
HCL Technologies

David Plotinsky
US Department of Justice

Tina D. Reynolds
Morrison & Foerster LLP

David A. Ring
Wiggin & Dana LLP

David Ruppert
ON Semiconductor

Ambassador Miriam Sapiro
Sard Verbinnen & Co.

Waqas Shahid
Ankura Consulting Group

Meena Sharma
US Department of the Treasury

Kim Strosnider
Covington & Burling LLP

Angela Styles
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Amanda Treleaven

Matthew Triner
Hunter Strategy