Practising Law Institute & Online
Practising Law Institute & Online, 1177 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

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Event Date Thu Feb 17 EST (in 25 days)
Location Practising Law Institute & Online
1177 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Region Americas

Why You Should Attend?
As the global economy emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic, companies, organizations, investors, and counsel must navigate an opportunity-rich, but dynamic international business and regulatory environment. ?Resurging consumer and capital markets drive opportunity. But accelerating geo-political tensions, divisive and unpredictable domestic politics, technological convergence, and focus on national industrial policy have 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 activity related to national security review of Foreign Direct Investment, including aggressive review of “non-notified” FDI transactions and multiple recent mandatory divestitures;
• Increased focus on export controls and sanctions, including foreign-produced products using U.S. technology; emerging and foundational technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, advanced computing, data analytics, and biotechnologies); and restrictions on many U.S. technology exports to Hong Kong and to numerous Chinese end users;
• Heightened expectations and requirements regarding sensitive information and cybersecurity, including a new process for review of foreign access to U.S. citizens’ sensitive data;
• Multiple policy and regulatory initiatives related to supply chain and information network security, including review of strategic supply sectors, prohibition on the use of IT and communications technology and power infrastructure sourced from companies or nationals of US adversaries; and
• Industrial policy initiatives, including review of foreign grants to universities and public investment in strategic technologies and sectors, such as semiconductors and telecommunications infrastructure.
• These dynamics are not limited to the United States. Governments worldwide are adjusting their national security-related investment, trade, technology, and supply chain controls to account for a more contentious global environment, characterized by the Biden Administration’s initiative to lead G7 and democratic nations to meet an asserted “autocratic challenge” from China, Russia, and others on issues of governance, security, human rights, trade, and market fairness.

While this dynamic environment presents new challenges for transactions and operations, it also creates opportunities for companies, organizations, investors, and counsel who engage and adapt. Companies, organizations, and investors that plan for and implement effective proactive, reactive, and mitigation strategies to navigate emergent security and regulatory risks and requirements will have an advantage in the global market and unlock value for their stakeholders.

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 and telecommunications license 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.

Each panel will bring together industry, financial, regulatory, and policy experts; attorneys and professional service providers; US and foreign Government officials; and corporate and organization executives who operate at the intersection of policy, technology, trade, and finance to provide interdisciplinary insight into the risks and opportunities of a dynamic world.

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


2022 Speakers


Randall Cook
Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group


Scott B. Baucum
Vice President, U.S. Special Compliance & Asset Protection, Bayer U.S.

Ian Beckett
Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Australia

Matthew S. Borman
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

Charles L. Capito III
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Brian P. Curran
Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Heather L. Finstuen
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Sue Gainor
Principal, Grey Point Consulting LLC

Alex Hao
Partner, JunHe LLP

Jahna Hartwig
Senior Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Alan Levesque
Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group

Angelo A. Liberatore
Managing Director, Jefferies Event Driven Strategies

J. Philip Ludvigson
Director, Office of Investment Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Aimen Mir
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Alicia Novak
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, HarbourVest Partners, LLC

Karen Plonty
Chief Security Officer, Momentus Space

David Plotinsky
Chief (Acting), and Principal Deputy Chief, Foreign Investment Review Section, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Waqas Shahid
Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Meena Sharma
Deputy Director, Office of Investment Security Policy and International Relations, US Department of the Treasury

Håkan Söderstedt
Counselor Defence Procurement, Embassy of Sweden

Angela Styles
Partner - Chair of Firm/Co-Chair of Government Contracts Group, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Matthew Triner
Founder & Principal Consultant, Hunter Strategy