Karalyn Mildorf | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Karalyn Mildorf

Counsel, Washington, DC


Karalyn Mildorf is Counsel in the National Security and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) practice of White & Case, focusing her practice in the areas of Exon-Florio reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, industrial security and export control compliance. Chambers USA 2015 has recognized Karalyn, noting "The 'very helpful and very confident' Karalyn Meany Mildorf continues to build on her reputation as an accomplished CFIUS attorney, with a practice that includes experience in FOCI (foreign ownership, control or influence) mitigation activity."

She has represented clients in well over 100 CFIUS reviews and has extensive experience with national security requirements in connection with complex transactions, including negotiation and implementation of CFIUS mitigation arrangements covering a variety of market sectors and security issues.

Karalyn has negotiated, prepared, and advised regarding compliance with, and implementation of, numerous FOCI mitigation arrangements, including Special Security Agreements, Proxy Agreements, Security Control Agreements and FOCI Board Resolutions.

She has also conducted export compliance and industrial security due diligence for many transactions covering a range of business sectors; advised clients with respect to voluntary disclosures before the US Department of State, the US Department of Commerce and the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control; and represented clients with respect to a variety of export control compliance matters.

Bars and Courts

  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
  • BA, College of William & Mary


  • English


Speaking Engagements

"Mitigation Agreements – Managing Complex Mitigation Requests by CFIUS: Determining When and To What Extent You Can Negotiate, Address Investor Concerns and Reduce Transaction Delays", July 21, 2015: American Conference Institute's 2nd National Forum on CFIUS, (speaker)

"CFIUS Regulations and FINSA Compliance: Surviving Heightened Federal Scrutiny", May 7, 2014: Strafford Publications Inc., (speaker)

March 11-13, 2014: UK Home Office Security and Policing Event, (speaker)

"Acquisition of USA Defense & Security Companies: What You Need to Know", November 6, 2013: Aerospace Defense Security Group webinar, (presenter)


  • Report Highlights Continued Need for CFIUS Planning, Law360, March 2, 2015
  • Ralls Ruling Could Open Door to Other CFIUS Challenges, Law360, July 18, 2014
  • How Chinese Companies Can Successfully Invest in the United States, China Legal Review, June 30, 2014
  • CFIUS Considerations Arising in the Acquisition of Distressed Assets in the United States, China Legal Review, July 30, 2013

Awards & Recognition

Chambers USA