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Foreign Investment Review 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Karalyn Mildorf is held in high esteem thanks to her profound knowledge of transactional due diligence and foreign investment review.


Karalyn Mildorf is a partner in White & Case’s global international trade and global M&A practices, and is a member of the firm’s foreign direct investment (FDI) reviews and US national security/CFIUS practice. She focuses her practice on national security reviews before CFIUS and foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation matters.

She has advised clients on CFIUS issues in hundreds of transactions covering a wide variety of industries and investor countries, and has extensive experience with national security requirements in connection with complex transactions.

Chambers USA and Chambers Global have consistently recognised Karalyn as a leading CFIUS expert. In 2020 Chambers USA stated, “Karalyn Mildorf represents clients in the full spectrum of CFIUS matters. Sources praise her ‘can-do attitude and exceptional insights,’ identifying her as a ‘highly technical and organised’ attorney.” In 2017, Karalyn was named one of only four “International Trade Rising Stars” under 40 by Law360, and has twice been shortlisted as a Corporate Rising Star by the Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

Karalyn advises clients on all matters pertaining to CFIUS reviews, including conducting detailed due diligence and assessing potential national security issues in connection with transactions; developing and implementing CFIUS strategies; negotiating CFIUS-related deal terms; representing clients in all stages of the CFIUS filing and review process; engaging with relevant government officials; and negotiating and advising regarding implementation of, and compliance with, CFIUS mitigation arrangements.

Karalyn also has extensive experience representing clients in a myriad of FOCI mitigation matters. She has negotiated, prepared and advised on compliance with, and implementation of, numerous FOCI mitigation arrangements, including special security agreements, proxy agreements, security control agreements and FOCI board resolutions.

She also represents clients in national security reviews before Team Telecom.

Karalyn received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006, and her BA from the College of William & Mary in 2003.
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