Keith Schomig is a counsel in our Global International Trade and Global Mergers & Acquisitions practices, and is a member of the Firm's National Security and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) practice. He focuses his practice in the areas of Exon-Florio reviews before CFIUS and foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) mitigation matters before the US Departments of Defense and Energy. His experience includes working on major defense industry acquisitions, representing clients in numerous CFIUS reviews and investigations, and advising companies regarding a multitude of FOCI mitigation and compliance matters. Keith has also participated in a pro bono project to obtain compensation for Holocaust survivors.
Keith 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.
"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", CLE Webinar, Strafford Publications, February 2019
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
"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
Expert, Who's Who Legal - M&A and Governance 2019: Foreign Investment Review