The U.S. Government administers certain laws regulating “international” business activities to advance priority U.S. national security objectives. These legal regimes, such as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, economic sanctions, and export controls, have been substantially enhanced in the last decade as U.S. policymakers have revisited the salience of regulation as an instrument of national security statecraft.
Technology innovation and operating models implicate these legal regimes in non-obvious (and, sometimes, counter-intuitive) ways. And, non-compliance with these rules can adversely impact business strategy and investment decisions, lead to significant individual and corporate civil and criminal penalties, and may even result in imprisonment for responsible persons.
This session, the Third Annual Kirkland & Ellis Law Forum, reviews how these legal requirements represent not merely a compliance challenge for tech companies, but an enterprise risk vector for their boards and management teams.
Partner and Head of International Trade and National Security Practice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mario Mancuso, P.C., a partner in Kirkland’s Washington, D.C., and New York offices, leads the Firm’s International Trade and National Security practice. A former member of the President’s national security team, Mario represents corporations, boards, financial sponsors, financial institutions, and principal investors on a wide variety of corporate, investigative and enforcement-related matters worldwide.
Chief of Litigation and Deputy General Counsel, MacAndrews & Forbes
A. Douglas Melamed (moderator)
Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School; Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intel Corporation
Doug Melamed practiced law for 43 years before spending the 2014-15 academic year at the Law School as the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law. He was appointed Professor of the Practice of Law in 2015.