Norman E. Pashoian III | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Norman E. Pashoian III

Industrial Security Consultant, Washington, DC

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Norman Pashoian, an Industrial Security Consultant in the Firm's National Security and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) practice, provides non- legal strategic advice on compliance with Department of Defense and Department of Energy industrial security regulations. His focus centers on Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) matters as they pertain to US government contractors, including FOCI mitigation arrangements. Norm also has broad experience in compliance matters pertaining to industrial security regulations including facility security and personnel security clearance matters.

Norm also served 17 years with the Department of Defense - Defense Security Service (DSS), including appointment as the Deputy Inspector General (Industrial Security). During his tenure with DSS, Norm was a member of the professional staff of DSS Headquarters, with assignments to the International Security, FOCI and Special Access Programs divisions. He also served as a security inspector for five years in the greater Boston area.


  • MPA, Pennsylvania State University
  • BA, Merrimack College


  • English


Representative Matters on Which Norm has Assisted Attorneys and Firm Clients with Non- Legal Advice:

Exon-Florio reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on numerous transactions ranging in value from less than $1 million to $38 billion.

FOCI mitigation arrangements in compliance with national industrial security regulations.

Firm representation of principal Italian industrial group operating globally in aerospace, defense and security sectors; non-legal advice and counsel concerning US national security regulatory approvals for acquisitions.

Export control compliance matters before the Department of State and the Department of Commerce.

Firm representation of the world's largest supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components; non-legal advice and counsel on national security issues related to $1.65 billion initial public offering and subsequent transactions.

Firm representation of major British defense company in numerous acquisitions of US national security contractors, including a $1.8 billion acquisition.

Firm representation of one of the world's leading aerospace and defense electronics companies; non-legal advice and counsel in national security issues related to strategic Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) acquisitions in the United States.