Randall H. Cook, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC, to Speak at TKG's The CFIUS Landscape in 2018 and Beyond

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Randall H. Cook, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The CFIUS Landscape in 2018 and Beyond: Practical Guidance to the Hazy Road LIVE Webcast". End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 24, 2018 - This event is scheduled for February 7, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET).

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    About Randall H. Cook
    Randall Cook is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in New York. He has more than 19 years of experience conducting complex investigations and audits; leading and advising organizations engaged with critical operational and compliance challenges; and designing and delivering high-performance, persistent, integrated risk mitigation solutions.

    Prior to joining Ankura, Randall was Senior Counsel for two Fortune 50 defense technology companies, where he built and led global investigations and compliance programs focused on consistent, process-based risk analysis, engagement, and mitigation. These programs were a critical enabler for the companies’ successful navigation of consent agreements with the US Department of State.

    Randall was also an Assistant United States Attorney in the federal district of New Jersey, where he prosecuted numerous complex crimes while serving as the Anti-Money Laundering District Coordinator for the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force and as District Coordinator for Counterproliferation Initiatives. In addition to this, as an attorney for Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, he provided counsel and advocated for clients confronting complex regulatory issues in multiple industries.

    He served in the United States Army and Army Reserve as an Infantry Officer, Battalion Executive Officer, Company Commander, and Inspector General. He is currently assigned as an instructor in the US Army Command and General Staff College, where he teaches strategy and operational design to Army field-grade officers.

    About Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
    Ankura is an expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today’s ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.
    Event Synopsis:

    On November 8, 2017, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), a long-awaited bill aimed at modernizing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review and approval process, was finally introduced. Over the last years, the CFIUS has struggled to stay apace with the surge of foreign investment in the U.S. The new bill specifically directs the CFIUS to update regulations and to address national security concerns implicated in the acquisitions of sensitive U.S. technology by "countries of special concern". Under FIRRMA, CFIUS oversight would also be expanded to include certain joint ventures, minor-share investments in critical technology and infrastructure sectors, and real estate transactions near military facilities or other sensitive government facilities.

    FIRRMA is not the only legislative effort to revamp the CFIUS review process. The United States Foreign Investment Review Act, introduced on October 18, 2017, also proposed to review the economic impact of any foreign acquisition alongside the CFIUS national security review. Considering these legislative proposals, it is critical for U.S. and foreign companies to understand how CFIUS review process works and monitor any developments that might impact foreign investment in the U.S.

    In this LIVE webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview of the current developments in CFIUS review landscape and its implications to foreign investments in the U.S. They will offer practical guidance in light of these potential changes.

    Key topics include:
    1. CFIUS Background and Context
    a. Policy BS
    b. CFIUS Development
    c. Metrics
    2. Current CFIUS Process
    a. Authority
    b. Composition
    c. Key Concepts/Concerns
    3. Practical Issues/Considerations with the Current Process
    4. CFIUS Prospective Options
    a. Drivers
    b. Legislative Options
    5. Prospective Tips and Thought

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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