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Select USA Investment Summit, 'Managing Risk to Maximize Success'

Speaker: Matthew D. Foster

June 20-22, 2018
Select USA Investment Summit, 'Managing Risk to Maximize Success'

Pepper Hamilton senior attorney Matthew D. Foster will be speaking at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Select USA Investment Summit taking place June 20-22. Mr. Foster will be on the session titled “Managing Risk to Maximize Success” on Wednesday, June 20 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Featuring a robust discussion from panelists, this session will help put investors’ minds at ease by providing practical and interactive examples of how to proactively manage and even reduce risk when entering or expanding operations in the United States. Key messages include:

  • Proactively managing various risks early can significantly reduce risk of litigation later.
  • Understanding an industry’s relevant standards and regulations in the United States is vital to effectively managing and mitigating various risks to business operations.
  • The U.S. regulatory landscape is largely welcoming to foreign investment, and is the product of attempts to strike a balance between the desire to maintain an open investment environment and the need to address national security interests.
  • Regulatory risks may vary depending on whether a transaction is an acquisition by merger, a greenfield investment, or an acquisition of assets or shares.

Erran Persley, Executive Director, International Affairs and Business Development, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Arnold Lutzker, Senior Partner/Vice Chair, Lutzker & Lutzker LLP/International Network of Boutique & Independent Law Firms (INBLF)
Stephen S. Wu, Silicon Valley Law Group
Matthew D. Foster, Senior Attorney, Pepper Hamilton LLP


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Woodrow Wilson B
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745



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