Kent Bressie to Teach Seminar on CFIUS and National Security Reviews on July 8

June 15, 2014

Kent Bressie, a partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP in Washington, D.C., and head of its international practice, will co-teach the continuing legal education seminar “CFIUS and FINSA Hot Topics in 2014” on July 8, 2014.  The web-based seminar, organized by the Knowledge Group, will address both basic concepts and new developments with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and the current CFIUS review process established by the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007.  It will also examine issues with overlapping reviews with the Team Telecom agencies, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Defense Security Service.

An expert on international trade and investment and telecommunications regulation, Kent specializes in cross-border regulation of investment, technology, and infrastructure.  He regularly represents critical infrastructure owners, defense contractors, and technology businesses to obtain clearances from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, negotiate network security agreements with the Team Telecom agencies, negotiate industrial security arrangements with the Defense Security Service, develop and implement cybersecurity plans, and comply with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions.  He also represents telecommunications network owners in variety of public international law and law of the sea matters.  He works extensively in the undersea cable sector and has led various industry-wide regulatory-reform and cable-protection initiatives.  He currently chairs the undersea cable protection working group of the Federal Communications Commission’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council.

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