Event March 8, 2019

Lex Mundi North America Regional Conference

Event Detail
Jason M. Waite
March 8, 2019
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM Eastern Standard Time
InterContinential Hotel
Atlanta, GA

Lauren Giles presented “Blockchain 101: What You Need to Know” and Jason Waite presented “The Effect of FIRRMA and CFIUS on Foreign Investment in the United States” at this conference sponsored by Lex Mundi and Alston & Bird.

Blockchain 101: What you Need to Know

Every day, more and more businesses are exploring blockchain technology – and looking to their outside counsel for advice on legal pitfalls. This panel provided an orientation to what blockchain is and how it is currently being used, the types of businesses that are likely to need advice on blockchain issues, and the types of questions attorneys should expect to field from clients regarding this emerging technology. We also discussed how to build the right team within your firm to support your clients’ blockchain initiatives.

Lauren Giles, Partner and Co-leader of the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology Team, Alston & Bird LLP
Michael Ross, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

Friday, March 8, 2019
10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

The Effect of FIRRMA and CFIUS on Foreign Investment in the United States

The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) provides the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) modernized and broadened powers to review foreign investments in the U.S. for national security concerns. The national security landscape of the U.S. has evolved in recent years and so has the committee’s view of investments that pose risks to national security. Certain provisions of FIRRMA became effective upon signing on August 13, 2018, and through the Interim Rules and Pilot Program announced on October 10, 2018. Our speakers introduced CFIUS and its review process as well as the changes ushered in by FIRRMA and discuss the advent of mandatory CFIUS filing under the pilot program. And they provided practical tips and considerations for deal lawyers navigating transactions subject to CFIUS jurisdiction.

Jason Waite, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

Friday, March 8, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


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