A special livestream panel discussion for startup founders and investors.
Pres. Biden’s New Outbound Investment Screening Program:
The Impact of Trade and Investment with China
Please join us for a livestream digital panel discussion as we delve into the details of how President Biden’s long-awaited Executive Order addressing U.S. government screening of United States outbound investments into China for artificial intelligence, quantum computing and semiconductor technologies and products.
The discussion will include the Treasury’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking, which is currently seeking public input on 83 questions related to how the EO will be implemented. We will also explore which investments will trigger screening, what the screening process will look like, and the potential impact on trade and investment with China.
Christopher Swift, PhD.
Christopher Swift is a Partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP and an Adjunct Professor of National Security Studies at Georgetown University. He is a member of Foley’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice. Focusing on national security and international law, he represents clients in internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving anti-money laundering (AML), arms controls (ITAR), economic sanctions (OFAC), dual-use exports (EAR), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Dr. Swift also represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and advises them on other national security issues involving Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI).
Louis Lehot is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley offices, where he is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital, M&A and Transactions Practices as well as the Technology, Health Care, Life Sciences and Energy Industry Teams. Louis focuses his practice on advising entrepreneurs and their management teams, investors and financial advisors at all stages of growth, from garage to global. Louis especially enjoys being able to help his clients achieve hyper-growth, go public and to successfully obtain optimal liquidity events. Learn more.
H.K. is a Managing Director, client advisor, and relationship manager for Crumpton Global. As head of the firm’s national security practice, he integrates the firm’s intelligence, geopolitical and technical expertise to help investors and corporations mitigate national security and reputational risks. He leads client engagements related to deep diligence, export controls, KYC/AML, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and outbound investment screening. He was previously Vice President of The Cohen Group, where he led the firm’s Korea and Southeast Asia practices and assisted corporate clients with foreign market entry and regulatory approvals. He previously served as a policy advisor in the US Department of Defense on matters related to NATO, Southeast Asia, outer space, military procurement, and homeland security. H.K. received his graduate degree from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Ker Gibbs has served in executive and board level positions with public and privately held companies. He was most recently the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, where he focused on US-China relations and business issues facing American companies operating in Asia. Mr. Gibbs has lived in Asia for more than two decades and is a Mandarin speaker. In the 1990s Mr. Gibbs worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai and San Francisco. Since then he has split his time between Asia and Silicon Valley.
Bret Waters, Moderator
Bret Waters has been in Silicon Valley his entire life as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor. Today he teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University, runs the 4thly Startup Accelerator, and coaches startup CEO’s at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He’s successfully raised capital multiple times in his career, and the entrepreneurs he has worked with have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.