Dasgupta Quoted in Law360 Article on CFIUS and National Security Concerns With US Farmland

Taft partner Sohan Dasgupta, Ph.D., was quoted in the article “China’s US Farm Titles Grow As National Security Concern,” which was published on Aug. 21 in Law360. The article discusses proposed legislation that gives the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) greater jurisdiction over farmland purchases by foreign acquirers. The bills under consideration would also empower CFIUS to consider food security issues when making their decisions and confer CFIUS’s jurisdiction over almost all land purchases by foreign adversary entities. According to Dasgupta, the proposed legislation stems from the idea that a significant part of the country’s national security is its food security. “To that end, disrupting that supply chain would be viewed as serving the interests of entities hostile to the longtime, comprehensive security of the United States.” To read the full article, click here.

Dasgupta is a strategic and experienced problem-solver representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state appellate and trial courts, government agencies, state legislatures, and Congress. His practice includes trial and appellate litigation, public law, investigations (including congressional, regulatory, and internal), regulatory and compliance matters, and international disputes (including international trade and international arbitration). He previously served as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Special Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education.

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