Diversity & Inclusion
Skadden’s CFIUS practice represents clients in navigating a variety of federal defense, homeland security, law enforcement, intelligence and other related issues arising from a broad range of precedent-setting transactions, government investigations and public-private collaborations implicating national security, including purchasers, sellers, minority investors, financial institutions, private equity consortia and other institutional investors.
The firm’s experience with national security review processes has given the team a unique understanding of the arrangements necessary to resolve U.S. government security concerns presented by proposed transactions. As one of the few large law firms with integrated CFIUS and corporate practices, we anticipate and address national security issues in the earliest stages of transaction planning. Our integrated approach allows us to proactively handle national security concerns as they arise. With longstanding experience in cross-border M&A, we have successfully represented clients in some of the largest and most complex international transactions.
Attorneys in Skadden’s CFIUS practice have formerly held positions within the federal government on Capitol Hill, within the CFIUS process and as members of the U.S. intelligence community.Our practice was ranked in the top tier by Chambers USA 2016 for International Trade: CFIUS Experts. In 2014, Skadden received a Chambers USA “Award for Excellence,” which cited our “incredible depth of CFIUS expertise.” Skadden’s CFIUS attorneys repeatedly have been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.