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Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States


 

The Yale Law & Business Society and the Yale Journal on Regulation present a dinner panelon the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States by J. Welby Leaman ’96, U.S. Treasury Department, Senior Advisor for Investment Policy and Security, and Warren G. Lavey, Partner - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
6:10 p.m.

Sterling Law Building – Room TBA

Dinner will be provided
RSVP to grant.martinez@yale.edu

Welby Leaman (J.D., ’96) directs the Open Investment Policy Group at the U.S. Treasury, where he led 16 government agencies in developing the new CFIUS regulations and guidance.  He was also involved in the passage of the Foreign Investment & National Security Act of 2007, when he was Director for International Investment at the National Security Council.  Previously, Leaman served as Director for International Investment at the National Security Council and was lead U.S. financial services negotiator for several free trade agreements. 

Warren G. Lavey is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and a leading CFIUS legal practitioner.  In his current practice, Mr. Lavey represents foreign and domestic companies on national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States as well as agreements with the Defense Security Service.  Mr. Lavey also advises on regulatory strategies and proceedings before federal, state and municipal regulatory commissions as well as foreign governments; corporate deals involving U.S. and non-U.S. telecommunications ventures and suppliers to telecommunications companies; antitrust issues relating to telecommunications; and technology aspects of Internet, software and computer services transactions.  Mr. Lavey received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979.