Our Practice

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's CFIUS practice has established itself as a recognized leader in representing clients, including both U.S. and foreign businesses, through all aspects of the CFIUS process. Our national security attorneys advise clients regarding all phases and aspects of the process and represent them at every stage. When appropriate, we work to engage CFIUS in informal discussions concerning the proposed transaction, and when clients seek formal CFIUS review, WSGR attorneys counsel clients on the CFIUS process and CFIUS Notice, draft the submissions to CFIUS, work closely with the other party's CFIUS counsel, and actively engage with the Treasury Department as well as the other CFIUS member departments and agencies. We also have the experience required to engage and interact with other key stakeholders in the CFIUS process, including members of Congress, and, where necessary, to assist with the public scrutiny that CFIUS may bring to a proposed transaction.

Our Team

The firm's national security practice is comprised of attorneys who have expertise in areas critical to CFIUS, including technology transactions, export control and economic sanctions, government investigations, data security, mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity, privacy, and corporate law and governance. Our attorneys have served as senior officials in the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Commerce, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the U.S. military, and the Department of State—all of which are charged with enforcement of, and oversight over, national security laws and regulations.

Our Clients

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's national security client base runs the gamut from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups. Many are involved in cutting-edge research and development, and require specialized counsel to help them navigate the national security issues associated with being innovative in a global economy.

The industries we serve include:

  • Information technology
  • Chemical and biotechnology
  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductor design and manufacture
  • Computer software and hardware
  • Electrical engineering
  • Sensors
  • Encryption
  • Defense
  • Internet and social media
  • Renewable energy
  • Medical technology

To learn more, please contact any member of the firm's national security practice.