Keith Schomig

Counsel, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Keith Schomig is a counsel in our Global International Trade and Global Mergers & Acquisitions practices, and is a member of the Firm's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Reviews & National Security and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) practice. He focuses his practice in the areas of national security reviews before CFIUS and foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) mitigation matters before the US Departments of Defense and Energy. His experience includes advising on major private-equity investments and large-scale mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of industries. Keith has also counselled clients on a multitude of FOCI mitigation and compliance matters. As part of his CFIUS and FOCI work, he has negotiated some of the most complex and sensitive national security agreements approved by the US government.

Keith has been recognized as "up and coming" for foreign investment in Chambers USA and Chambers Global, and has presented numerous CFIUS lectures to practitioners and industry. Additionally, Keith co-created the first-to-market White & Case CFIUS FIRRMA tool, the prototype of which was recognized by The Financial Times in the 2019 FT North America Innovative Lawyers Awards. He graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2008, where he was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Keith served in the US Navy for nine years as a naval flight officer in the F-14 Tomcat, during which he flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Keith received his undergraduate degree in physics from the United States Naval Academy in 1996, graduating with merit.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland Bar
Education
JD
Georgetown University Law Center
BS
United States Naval Academy
Languages
English

Experience

Speaking Engagements

"The Road to 'Business As Usual' for America's Pharma Industry," 
June 25, 2020: White & Case Webinar (speaker)

"New CFIUS Regulations: Ensuring Compliance in the Evolving CFIUS Landscape," November 13, 2019: Strafford Publications Inc., (speaker)

"New CFIUS Pilot Program: Expanded Jurisdiction, Reporting Requirements for Non-Controlling Investments", February 2019: CLE Webinar, Strafford Publications Inc.,  (speaker)

Publications

New CFIUS FIRMA Tool Helps Users Determine Jurisdiction under Overhauled CFIUS Rules, White & Case, February 2020

Foreign Investment Review Heats Up Following CFIUS Reform, Bloomberg Law, October 2019

"How FIRRMA Changed National Security Reviews In 2018," Law360, December 17, 2018

CFIUS Reform Becomes Law: What FIRRMA Means for Industry, The M&A Journal, November 2018

CFIUS: FIRRMA Pilot Program Mandates Notification for Certain Critical Technology Transactions, The M&A Journal, November 2018

"National Security Reviews 2018: A Global Perspective," White & Case, 2018

"FIRRMA: Proposed CFIUS Legislation Would Bring Significant Changes", The M&A Journal, February 2018

"Report Highlights Continued Need for CFIUS Planning," Law360, March 2, 2015

"Ralls Ruling Could Open Door to Other CFIUS Challenges," Law360, July 18, 2014

"CFIUS National Security Agreements Can Impose Significant Constraints on Foreign Acquisitions," China Legal Review, April 28, 2013

"China Investment Bought into AES," New Century Weekly, 2010 Vol 12

Awards and Recognition

Chambers Global

Chambers USA

Expert, Who's Who Legal - M&A and Governance 2019: Foreign Investment Review