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Damara Chambers, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

New York, NY, February 11, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Damara Chambers, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “CFIUS and FINSA: Hot Topics in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

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Event Synopsis:

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is charged with reviewing foreign investment in US business pursuant to the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA). Following terrorist attacks, the CFIUS review process has become more extensive and time consuming.

In a two hour live webcast, a notable panel of experts and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in depth review and discussion of the recent updates and the latest trends and insights regarding foreign investments under CFIUS and FINSA regulations in 2015.

Key topics include:

- CFIUS and FINSA 2015 – An Overview
- Trends in CFIUS Reviews
- The Intersection of CFIUS and other U.S. Regulatory Processes
- Judicial Review and New Transparency Requirements
- CFIUS and FINSA Compliance
- Timely Regulatory Updates

About Damara Chambers

Damara Chambers is a special counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP. Her practice focuses on national security law, cross-border investment issues and international trade controls. Ms. Chambers has extensive experience handling complex regulatory matters relating to international investment and mergers, including advising foreign and domestic clients in successful national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and advising companies regarding the mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under national industrial security regulations administered by the Defense Security Service (DSS) and Department of Energy. Ms. Chambers has been involved in negotiating some of the most significant national security agreements with the U.S. government and has represented clients on a variety of landmark CFIUS matters, including Nexen Inc. in its $15.1 billion sale to CNOOC Ltd., Stanley, Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition by CGI Group, Temasek Holdings in its multi-billion dollar investment in Merrill Lynch, and the Carlyle Group in its $1.9 billion sale of Standard Aero and Landmark Aviation to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. Ms. Chambers also advises companies on compliance and enforcement matters relating to US export controls administered by the Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, economic sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury, and import and licensing requirements imposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

About Covington & Burling LLP

Covington is a full-service firm with approximately 850 lawyers in offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington. We practice as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on their behalf, and that include an emphasis on teamwork among our lawyers and other professionals and a belief in the obligation of lawyers to make legal services available to all who need them.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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