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Farhad Jalinous

Farhad Jalinous
Partner, Chair, National Security, Government Contracts and Regulatory Compliance Department
Chair, National Security/ CFIUS Practice Group

Washington, DC
T: +1 202 682 3581

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Farhad Jalinous is a Partner and Chair of the firm’s National Security, Government Contracts and Regulatory Compliance Department. His experience includes negotiating some of the most complex and sensitive national security agreements approved by the US government. Farhad has represented top Fortune 500 companies in their investments in US companies involving national security issues. He represents foreign clients and their domestic affiliates in connection with the regulatory aspects of investing in the United States.

In particular, Farhad represents clients in Exon-Florio reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as well as before several federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, with respect to mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under the applicable national industrial security regulations.

Farhad is regularly recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of the leading practitioners in matters relating to national security and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the US. Chambers USA 2014 noted that “clients prize his deep understanding of CFIUS process and his detail-driven, yet pragmatic approach.” Farhad is often quoted in prominent publications including Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, American Law Daily and The Daily Deal.

Jalinous, Farhad



Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 1990; Editor, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

Georgetown University, BA, summa cum laude, 1987; Phi Beta Kappa


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