Principal, CFIUS Advisory

Control Risks

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Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organizations in an age of ever-changing risk. Working across disciplines, technologies and geographies, everything we do is based on our belief that taking risks is essential to our clients’ success.

We provide our clients with the insight to focus resources and ensure they are prepared to resolve the issues and crises that occur in any ambitious global organization.

We go beyond problem-solving and give our clients the insight and intelligence they need to realize opportunities and grow. From the boardroom to the remotest location, we have developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.

Required qualification
As the primary function of this role is to direct CFIUS monitorship and audit
engagements, the adjudication requirements set forth by the US Government require
that team members be a US citizen only and hold no additional citizenship

Our people

Working with our clients our people are given direct responsibility, career development
and the opportunity to work collaboratively on fascinating projects in a rewarding and
inclusive global environment.

Job Purpose

Control Risks’ CFIUS practice is evaluating candidates who want to join a dynamic team
that bridges foreign direct investment, national security and trade policy considerations.
The ideal candidate should have direct experience with the CFIUS process, the ability to
lead and manage cross-functional teams, as well as the ability to build and foster
relationships with clients. Prior experience may include strategic threat management,
data analytics, cybersecurity, business strategy and trade compliance.
As a Principal, you will be responsible for establishing and developing client
relationships, generating revenue and leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams in
all phases of the CFIUS process, including pre-deal risk assessments, evaluation or
mitigation strategies and options, and execution of independent third-party audits and
monitorships pursuant to mitigation agreements. You will also be part of the practice
development and strategy team for growing and expanding the CFIUS and Trade
Compliance practices.

Tasks and responsibilities

As a Principal, you will be a key member of the client development and engagement
eam, with obligations to grow relationships, develop new business and oversee client
engagements as both a subject matter expert (SME) and project manager. It will be
important to be knowledgeable of clients’ big-picture objectives and challenges as well
as the details of their operational structures as they consider or participate in the CFIUS
process. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
– Perform business development activities, including forming and maintaining
relationships with current and new contacts, especially with law firms. Business
development targets will be established with the practice leader.
– Serve as subject matter expert (SME) for CFIUS monitorship and audit engagements
to evaluate mitigation agreements, as well as broader trade compliance services
– Perform risk assessments and advise both US and foreign companies on CFIUS and
trade compliance risk
– Manage and oversee engagements and work product
– Buildi positive relationships with clients, prospects, and the US government
– Support marketing initiatives specific to CFIUS, including attendance and participation
in conferences and other events, thought leadership, and collaboration with internal
– Be responsible for commercial activities that support engagements including but not
limited to pitching services, proposal writing, pricing, timekeeping and WIP
management, billing and collections.
– Assist other practice leaders in the growth strategy for CFIUS and trade compliance,
including recruiting and developing talent and expansion of teams and services

Knowledge and experience

– Extensive knowledge of the CFIUS process and government stakeholders
– Direct CFIUS transactional, mitigation, or monitoring experience
– Five or more years of experience working in the general domains of National Security,
threat management, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, trade compliance, data
analytics and/or compliance monitoring
– Past direct experience working with, or within, US government agencies on regulatory
matters, national security, enforcement or trade compliance preferred
– Previous experience in a client-facing role for a professional services firm (law firm or
consulting) is preferred

Qualifications and specialist skills

Proven ability to develop and maintain client relationships
– Excellent business writing and oral presentation skills
– Ability to adapt and excel in complex, dynamic and high-stakes scenarios
– Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
– Ability to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
– Willing to travel up to 40%
– Bachelor’s degree required; juris doctor or master’s degree or higher preferred
– Strong technical skills with an ability to plan and manage comprehensive reviews of
various data sources within an enterprise
– Ability to oversee teams and interact effectively with client stakeholders
– Due to the national security implications of this role, it is open only to US citizens who
do not hold dual citizenship with another country.

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