Christine Laciak is special counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP. She focuses on global foreign investment regulations, including representing clients in connection with national security reviews conducted by CFIUS. She is a member of the antitrust, competition and trade practice, based in Washington, DC, as well as the firm’s global sanctions and trade group. Christine regularly coordinates the assessment and review of cross-border transactions pursuant to various foreign investment review regimes and has advised dozens of companies in connection with reviews conducted by CFIUS pursuant to Section 721 and related regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). She has been recognised as one of a handful of ‘Leading Individuals’ in the United States for foreign investment review by Who’s Who Legal 2021. Christine received her JD from the University of Chicago and her BA from the Catholic University of America, graduating phi beta kappa.