Akin Gump announced that former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Mario Mancuso has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC, as a partner in the international corporate transactions practice.
Mr. Mancuso will focus his practice on international corporate, policy and regulatory matters. As under secretary of commerce for industry and security from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Mancuso was the most senior U.S. government official with direct responsibility for international trade. Mr. Mancuso regularly represented the Department of Commerce in National Security Council Deputies' Committee meetings on economic and national security matters and played a substantial role in shaping the implementing regulations for the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007. His firsthand experience dealing with national security policy considerations that drive export control, sanctions, anti-boycott and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United State regulations will complement Akin Gump's historic strengths in these areas and be of significant value to the firm's clients.