Jonathan M. Babcock

Associate | Washington, D.C. | (202) 887-1532
(202) 887-1532

Jonathan’s practice focuses on advising clients on national security regulatory compliance and transactional matters. Specifically, Jonathan advises clients on U.S. foreign investment approvals involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and U.S. sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

In his CFIUS practice, Jonathan advises clients in all phases of the foreign investment review process, including deal structuring and other strategic planning, conducting due diligence to assess potential areas of national security concern, developing strategies for engaging the government, preparing CFIUS filings and managing follow-up inquiries, negotiating CFIUS mitigation requirements, and guiding companies through mitigation implementation.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Jonathan practiced in the International Trade and National Security practice groups of a prominent D.C. law firm. Jonathan graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as an articles editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law. Jonathan received his B.A. summa cum laude from The George Washington University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also attended the London School of Economics and Political Science as a visiting student studying international relations and law.

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