Dasgupta Speaks at European Parliament

On Sept. 19, Taft partner Sohan Dasgupta, Ph.D., spoke to the European Parliament, the legislative body of the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium. His lecture was titled “Trade and Security in the Free World.” Dasgupta was a guest of the European Parliament.

His remarks addressed significant questions of U.S.-EU relations, regional security, international trade, and the rule of law. He was hosted by the European Union. Dasgupta stated: “We, the free world, will need to trust one another and fortify—render efflorescent—the lasting firewall of security and prosperity together. Uniting in that common purpose with that order may be essential to our success.”

Dasgupta analyzed sanctions, export controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Team Telecom, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), investment outflow, enforcement actions, and other measures undertaken by several governments.

Dasgupta also noted: “[W]e may pledge ourselves to protecting the free world’s security and thus its commitment to the Rule of Law. What happens to one nation will affect the rest of the free world. In the face of incursions—both blunt and subtle—on our security and prosperity, international cooperation, strategic exchanges, and vital intelligence sharing will be key.”

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, 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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