David Hanke

David Hanke

Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Dave Hanke is a go-to national security lawyer for domestic and foreign companies navigating the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and its implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) – the most sweeping overhaul of CFIUS in 40 years – as well as new export controls on emerging and foundational technologies under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018.

He has assisted large multinational corporations, early-stage technology companies, and venture capital firms on various CFIUS issues, ranging from advising on the CFIUS implications of various transactions to preparing CFIUS filings.  In addition, he helps U.S. companies prepare informal submissions to CFIUS to identify problematic foreign investments in their domestic competitors that may raise U.S. national security concerns and that have not already been filed with CFIUS.

Hanke also advises defense contractors and other companies on issues of foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) in accordance with the government’s National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). He has experience advising clients on security clearance issues, and he helps companies ensure they have in place policies, procedures, training, and systems relevant for access to classified information. Hanke also provides cybersecurity advice and representation to companies that contract with federal agencies.


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