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

Karalyn Mildorf

Counsel, Washington, DC

Overview

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, foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation, and export control compliance. Chambers USA 2017 has recognized Karalyn, noting "The 'very strong' Karalyn Meany Mildorf is endorsed for her 'exceptional client service.' She has a strong track record in national security work, including CFIUS filings and FOCI compliance, and has a particular niche in Exon-Florio reviews." In 2017, Karalyn was named one of only four "International Trade Rising Stars" under 40 by Law360.

She has represented clients in nearly 200 CFIUS reviews covering a wide variety of industries and investor countries, and has extensive experience with national security requirements in connection with complex transactions. She advises clients on all matters pertaining to CFIUS reviews, including conducting detailed due diligence and assessing potential national security issues in connection with transactions, developing and implementing CFIUS strategies, negotiating CFIUS-related deal terms, representing clients in all stages of the CFIUS filing and review process, engaging with relevant government officials, and negotiating and advising regarding implementation of and compliance with CFIUS mitigation arrangements.

Karalyn also has extensive experience representing clients in a myriad of FOCI mitigation matters. She 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 represented clients in national security reviews before Team Telecom; 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

Education

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

Languages

  • English

Experience

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)

Publications

  • 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 Global

Chambers USA

Rising Star: International Trade, Law360 2017

Shortlisted as Rising Star: Corporate, Euromoney Americas Women in Business Awards 2017