Press Release

Morgan Lewis Partner Giovanna Cinelli Named 2021 Top Advisor by Foreign Investment Watch

March 03, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2021: Morgan Lewis partner Giovanna Cinelli, leader of the firm’s international trade and national security practice, has been selected for inclusion on Foreign Investment Watch’s (FIW) list of Top Advisors for 2021. The list highlights the top lawyers who provide legal advice concerning national security reviews of foreign investments in the United States and abroad. Rankings are based on criteria such as experience, reputation, clients served, first-person interviews, references, reader recommendations, and articles published.

In an accompanying profile, FIW notes there are few people who have advised more Fortune 500 companies on Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) matters than Giovanna, settling myriad matters before the US departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and Defense. FIW also notes that Giovanna is a multi-year member of the list, having been included in the 2020 edition.

As a practitioner for more than 30 years, Giovanna counsels clients in the defense and high-technology sectors on a broad range of issues affecting national security and export controls, including complex export compliance matters, audits, cross-border due diligence, and export enforcement, both classified and unclassified.