Conferences and Speeches

2024 CFIUS and FDI Symposium

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Please join us for our 2024 CFIUS and FDI Symposium presented by Morgan Lewis, Ankura, and BDO. Enjoy a full day of presentations and discussions led by CFIUS and FDI authorities and representatives from the agencies responsible for CFIUS.


  • Dr. Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Associate Professor of International Studies, Indiana University
  • Giovanna Cinelli, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Nicoletta Giordani, Acting Principal Director, Global Investment and Economic Security, US Department of Defense
  • Tanveer Kathawalla, Founder, Pioneer1890
  • Vincent Mekles, Senior Managing Director, Ankura
  • Kenneth Nunnenkamp, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Andrew Pahutski, VP Economic Security, Systems Planning and Analysis Inc. (Former Director, CFIUS DoD)
  • Ulises Pin, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • David Plotinsky, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Christina Renner, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Jennifer Riccardi, Senior Advisor, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • Tom Stringer, Site Selection & Incentives Principal and Practice Leader, BDO
  • Jesse Sucher, Associate Principal, Charles River Associates
  • Masahiro Tachibana, Director of International Investment Control Office, Trade Control Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  • Adam Vaccaro, CFIUS Coordinator, Office of Investment Security, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Carl Valenstein, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Michael Wessel, Commissioner, US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Topics will include:

  • Foreign Direct Investment regimes around the world
  • Current CFIUS trends and what to expect in the next administration
  • How CFIUS approaches new technologies
  • State foreign investment regulation and federal preemption
  • The new outbound investment regime
  • Challenges of funding early-stage companies using foreign money


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