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Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar Series

The Potential Impact of FIRRMA on Venture Investments: Who Invited CFIUS to Our Preferred Stock Financing?

Highly anticipated since the enactment of major Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reform legislation over 18 months ago, the final rules implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) went into effect on February 13, 2020. These new rules authorize CFIUS to exercise broad oversight with respect to an expanded range of investments in U.S. business that goes far beyond its historical scope. The new rules have quickly caught the attention of venture capital and antitrust advisors, groups like the National Venture Capital Association and, increasingly, technology companies and their investors across a wide spectrum of industries, including everything from telecom to digital health to biotech.

This program will cover the following topics:

  • What has the historical role of CFIUS been?
  • How have FIRRMA and the new regulations changed things?
  • As a technology company seeking an investment, or a venture fund making one, what do you need to know?
  •  What’s the meaning of all these buzzwords—e.g., ”foreign person,” “triggering rights,” “TID U.S. business,” “emerging and foundational technologies,” “excepted investor”—you’ve heard about?
  • If you have a filing obligation with CFIUS under FIRRMA, what does that mean? And what if you don’t comply?

Thursday, March 19, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET


You will receive a reminder email a few days before the event that will include the link to join the webinar.

Click here to register.

Complimentary Program.

Presented by
Scott Oross, Partner, Emerging Company & Venture Capital, Sheppard Mullin
Bevin Newman, Partner, Antitrust and Competition, Sheppard Mullin


This activity has been approved for Minimum 1 Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hours which may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and is suitable for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Jacobson via email or 714.424.2819.


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