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With Data as National Security Threat, Big Law’s Appetite for Government Officials Grows

The Recorder

20 Nov 2019

The Recorder recently covered the expansion of MoFo’s National Security Group. John Carlin spoke to The Recorder about the growth of national security practices in Big Law in the wake of increased government scrutiny over data collection practices within private companies.

Companies are increasingly interacting with the government over national security concerns, according to John. “They need help understanding who the different government agencies are and how they might think about an issue,” John said, adding that he predicts that this trend will only continue going forward, requiring companies to engage in “rigorous” national security review when it comes to foreign investment inside the United States.

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