Keith Schomig

Counsel, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Keith Schomig is counsel in the Firm's National Security and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) practice, focusing 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.

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

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

Publications

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

CFIUS: FIRRMA Pilot Program Covered Transaction Analysis Tool (whitecase.com/cfius-firrma-tool), White & Case, 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 Vol. 12, 2010

Awards and Recognition

Chambers Global

Chambers USA

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