Keith Schomig is an Associate in the National Security/CFIUS practice group, focusing his practice in the area of Exon-Florio compliance and filings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"). Since joining the firm, Mr. Schomig has worked on a variety of matters including several major defense industry acquisitions, numerous CFIUS filings the appeal of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") ruling on behalf of a state government agency before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and a pro bono project to obtain compensation for Holocaust survivors.
Mr. Schomig graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2008, where he was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schomig served in the U.S. Navy for nine years as a naval flight officer in the F-14 Tomcat, during which he flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Schomig received his undergraduate degree in physics from the United States Naval Academy in 1996, graduating with merit.
Exon-Florio reviews before the CFIUS on numerous transactions ranging in value from less than $1 million to $38 billion.
- Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (“FOCI”) mitigation arrangements in compliance with national industrial security regulations.
- Export control compliance matters before the Department of State and the Department of Commerce.
- Representation of principal Italian industrial group operating globally in aerospace, defense and security sectors; advice and counsel concerning U.S. national security regulatory approvals for acquisitions.
- Representation of the world’s largest supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components; advice and counsel on national security issues related to $1.65 billion initial public offering and subsequent transactions.
- Representation of major British defense company in numerous acquisitions of U.S. national security contractors, including a $1.8 billion acquisition.
- Representation of one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense electronics companies; advice and counsel in national security issues related to strategic Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) acquisitions in the United States.