Date/Time: Wednesday, February 19, 3:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Sheppard Mullin, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The FCBA International Telecommunications Committee will sponsor a CLE on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 – 5:15 p.m. entitled “CFIUS and Team Telecom: The New Frontier Under FIRRMA.”  This program will be held at Sheppard Mullin, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Please join us after the panel discussions for a reception sponsored by Sheppard Mullin.  Government employees should contact their designated agency ethics officer with questions regarding reception attendance.


3:00 – 3:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

3:05 – 3:25 p.m.         Keynote Remarks by a Member of CFIUS

3:30 – 4:20 p.m.         CFIUS 2.0 – The World under FIRRMA
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018, or FIRRMA, represents the greatest change to CFIUS practice in decades.  The panel will feature prominent CFIUS practitioners and formers members of CFIUS.  We will discuss the impact of the new FIRRMA regulations, which are set to become effective February 13, 2020.

Brian Weimer, Partner and Co-Chair of the CFIUS and Communications Teams, Sheppard Mullin

David Fagan, Partner and Co-Chair of the CFIUS Team, Covington & Burling
Michael Leiter, Partner, National Security, CFIUS, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

4:30 – 5:20 p.m.         Team Telecom in a FIRRMA World
This panel will discuss the implications of FIRRMA on the FCC’s review of telecom M&A transactions as well as implications for foreign entities holding 214 authorizations.

Drew Svor, Senior Associate, CFIUS and Communications Teams, Sheppard Mullin

Loyaan Egal, Deputy Chief for Telecom, U.S. Department of Justice
Richard Sofield, Partner, National Security Practice, Wiley
John Beahn, Partner, CFIUS & National Security Practice, Shearman & Sterling

 Additional Speakers TBD

A reception will follow the event.


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