As the leader and co-chair of the tightly knit team of lawyers that comprise Cooley’s CFIUS practice, Chris Kimball advises companies and investors – large and small, foreign and domestic – on complex matters relating to foreign investments in the US, and the regulatory pitfalls and requirements of doing business with the US government. Chris advises hundreds of clients each year on national security issues – including determining whether an investment or acquisition transaction triggers a mandatory CFIUS filing, whether a “voluntary” CFIUS filing is warranted, and structuring transactions to manage and mitigate CFIUS risk. The Cooley CFIUS team is among the most active and experienced in the country when it comes to representing clients before CFIUS in formal national security reviews. Cooley’s market-leading emerging companies, fund formation and capital markets practices, recent CFIUS reform and the implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), place the Cooley CFIUS team at the very epicenter of the national security issues of the day (i.e., foreign acquisitions of and venture investments in tech startups and other disruptive American companies). To compliment his CFIUS practice, Chris leverages his 15 years of government contracts experience when advising government contractors and their investors on the national security issues relating to their government business.
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