Nicholas Spiliotes is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Finance Department and Co-Head of the firm’s National Security Practice. He has over 25 years of in-depth experience in advising clients on a wide range of U.S. national security matters in the context of cross-border investments, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Mr. Spiliotes advises clients on U.S. foreign investment approvals (CFIUS); Department of Defense foreign ownership, control and influence mitigation under the National Industrial Security Program; and U.S. sanctions and embargoes (OFAC), including certain enforcement matters, relating to a broad range of industries, products and transactions.
Mr. Spiliotes served as Chair of Morrison & Foerster's 520 lawyer Business Department from 2004 to 2007, firm-wide Managing Partner for Operations from 1997 to 2000, and Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office from 1995 to 1997. From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Spiliotes served as a member of the firm’s partner compensation committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Spiliotes served in the U.S. government as a junior staff member of the National Security Council at the White House, and in the U.S. Foreign Service as a Special Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Representative to the United Nations.
Representative CFIUS Matters:
Mr. Spiliotes’ representative projects include acting as counsel on national security matters for:
Nicholas Spiliotes is recommended as a leading lawyer by the IFLR1000 2013-2015, 2017-2018, Best Lawyers In America 2006-2014, 2016-2019 and Euromoney’s Expert Guides.
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