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Former Acting Chief of DOJ’s FIRS on Lessons for Dealing with CFIUS, Foreign Investment Watch


Partner David Plotinsky, former acting chief of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Foreign Investment Review Section (FIRS), was profiled by Foreign Investment Watch following his arrival at Morgan Lewis. David shared that DOJ is among the most active Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) agencies, both in terms of co-leading active cases and in terms of compliance monitoring and enforcement. “A lot of the equities in the CFIUS process stem from DOJ’s counterintelligence and law enforcement missions, and cases involving risk to sensitive personal data—which is a growing part of the CFIUS docket—squarely implicate DOJ’s counterintelligence equities,” David said.

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