The New Trump Administration

A Washington Briefing for South East Asia Companies

24 May 2017 05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m. PDT

Tracy Forster
+65 9856 5113

All eyes are on Washington, D.C. as the world tries to assess the practical implications of the new Trump Administration. How will the “America First” policy impact on investments in and trade with the United States? Will national security review of foreign investment transactions further tighten? Will President Trump’s promised economic plan create opportunities for businesses operating in South East Asia?

Webinar topics will include:

  • Will the U.S. Government play a bigger role in addressing cybersecurity threats, and what does this mean for business?
  • How the continuing Trump “Transition” impacts U.S. Government CFIUS reviews
  • The expanding U.S. national security state
  • How the U.S. Government asserts jurisdiction over global deals
  • Will FCPA enforcement continue to be a priority? What kinds of companies are likely to be the targets of investigations?
  • What will be the SEC’s approach to regulation of non-U.S. companies?
  • What level of international coordination in antitrust enforcement is expected?
  • Will the Trump Administration’s economic policy affect the flow of FinTech investment in Asia?
  • Will regulatory restrictions on FinTech startups decrease?

Our panel of speakers:

  • John Carlin, a former top-level official in both Republican and Democratic administrations, most recently served as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the U.S. Department of Justice’s highest-ranking national security lawyer, and chairs Morrison & Foerster’s global risk and crisis management team, where he advises industry-leading organizations in sensitive cyber and other national security matters, white collar investigations, and government enforcement actions.
  • Roxann Henry, the immediate past Chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a partner with over 30 years of antitrust practice, has extensive experience in all aspects of antitrust, including criminal defense, treble damage litigation and merger and non-merger investigations.
  • James Koukios, the former Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he tried over 20 federal jury cases, including serving as the lead prosecutor in two landmark FCPA-related trials United States v. Esquenazi and United States v. Duperval, focuses his practice on white-collar criminal and related matters, including compliance counseling, transactional due diligence, internal corporate investigations, and government enforcement actions.
  • Obrea Poindexter, the head of Morrison & Foerster’s mobile payments group, and co-chair of the FinTech group, is a former attorney with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and is a nationally recognized expert on banking and consumer financial services issues.
  • Nicholas Spiliotes, a former member of the U.S. National Security Council staff and a senior partner with extensive experience advising on CFIUS approvals, Department of Defense and Department of Energy foreign investment approvals under the National Industrial Security Program, and U.S. sanctions and embargoes (OFAC).

Our moderator:

  • Daniel Levison, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office, counsels clients regarding compliance and regulatory matters and conducts internal investigations and compliance reviews across the Asia-Pacific region, where he has over 15 years of experience.



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