On Dec. 7, Taft partner Sohan Dasgupta, Ph.D., addressed global leaders gathered at Congress. His lecture was titled “Adversarial Foreign Investments and the Free World.” Dasgupta discussed economic and national security, international trade, and the rule of law. Dasgupta was hosted by the Congress of the United States.
Dasgupta’s remarks principally concerned adversarial foreign investments. He addressed export controls, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Team Telecom, President Biden’s recent Executive Order setting up an investment outflow review mechanism, and other steps taken by governments all over the world.
Explaining the Free World’s necessity to unite on matters of economic security, Dasgupta observed: “At a time when that Free World is being tested in so unprecedented a manner, our resoluteness in standing tall and together will be of great moment.”
Dasgupta explained: “The Free World’s unity is essential because its values of individual dignity, freedom of thought and expression, and maintaining the rule of law, security and prosperity are shared and honored across its landscape.”
Dasgupta also observed: “The steadfastness, fidelity to the rule of law, and respect for individual dignity that the Free World espouses renders it in the envy of much of the rest of the world.” He concluded: “In doing so, however, we must first honor and cherish our core principles of justice, freedom, and fulfilling our mission and duty. Only then will our success be unreserved and complete.”
U.S. senators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, other senior U.S. government officials, foreign leaders, and corporate executives also spoke at this intelligence summit, which was held at Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
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.