We assist clients with the analysis and preparation of filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a multi-agency committee that conducts national security reviews of in-bound foreign investments. As CFIUS may block investments and force divestments of a transaction, appropriate review and submission is crucial. In addition, our attorneys are able to prepare “risk mitigation agreements” to allow transactions to proceed where national security risks may be found. In addition, if investments or transactions include government contracts, ITAR-controlled commodities or technical data, or classified information, the Defense Security Service (DSS), a part of the Department of Defense, conducts a separate, parallel process to mitigate “Foreign Ownership Control or Influence” (FOCI). Our attorneys assist clients in reviewing potential issues and making determinations whether formal notice to CFIUS or DSS is required.