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Nathan Mitchell

Tel: +1-202-223-7422
Fax: +1-202-478-5142

Tel: +1-202-223-7422

2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1047
Fax: +1-202-478-5142

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A counsel in the Corporate Department, Nathan Mitchell advises on a broad range of national security matters, including reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and Team Telecom, as well as on cybersecurity and information privacy issues. Nathan has significant experience in both the U.S. government and the private sector.


Nathan is recognized as an “Up and Coming” CFIUS expert by Chambers, with clients observing that “He thinks with a regulatory overlay and can explain matters easily regarding CFIUS risks.” He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 and was named a Rising Star in CFIUS and international trade by Law360 in 2021.

Nathan previously served as a lawyer for the U.S. Army in the Office of the Army General Counsel in both active duty and civilian positions. He later served as associate general counsel in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and as a staff attorney in the Foreign Investment Review Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. His government experience included developing ODNI’s input to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018, which substantially expanded and modernized the operations of CFIUS, and reviewing a number of transactions as a member of CFIUS.

In the private sector, Nathan counsels a diverse range of clients, including U.S. and foreign private equity sponsors as well as U.S. and foreign companies across a variety of industries. Nathan’s representative experience includes:

  • NortonLifeLock in its $25 billion combination with Avast;
  • Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital in connection with their $17 billion acquisition of athenahealth;
  • Toshiba in connection with its $15 billion acquisition by Japan Industrial Partners;
  • Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., in its $14.3 billion acquisition by affiliates of Digital Colony Partners, LP, and EQT Infrastructure IV;
  • Hellman & Friedman in its $10 billion acquisition of Zendesk;
  • GlobalLogic in its $9.5 billion sale to Hitachi;
  • Dassault Systèmes obtaining CFIUS approval for its $5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, Inc.;
  • EQT Infrastructure in its $5.3 billion acquisition of Covanta Holding Corporation;
  • Capgemini obtaining CFIUS approval for its $4.1 billion acquisition of Altran;
  • Apax Funds in its acquisitions of ThoughtWorks, Infogain, and a majority stake of the Herjavec Group;
  • Ares Management Corp in its acquisition of a majority stake in Apex Clean Energy;
  • Patient Square Capital in its acquisition of Summit BHC;
  • ORIX Capital Partners and its portfolio company Specialty Weldings and Turnarounds, LLC, in their acquisitions of Hydroprocessing Associates, LLC, and Midwest Cooling Tower Services;
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprises in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by Cray Inc.;
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its $1.76 billion acquisition of Marvell Technology Group Ltd.’s wireless connectivity portfolio;
  • DSV A/S in its $4.6 billion acquisition of The Panalpina Group;
  • First Solar, Inc., in the sale of a portfolio of development-stage solar projects to a group of investors led by EDP Renewables North America LLC, a subsidiary of Energias de Portugal, S.A.;
  • ADTRAN in its business combination with ADVA, valued at over $2 billion;
  • KEMET Corporation in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Yageo Corporation;
  • The PURE Group of Insurance Companies in the $3.1 billion acquisition of Privilege Underwriters, Inc., by Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.;
  • Wendel and Allied Universal in Wendel’s sale of a minority stake in Allied Universal to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec;
  • WeWork Companies Inc. in connection with investments by Softbank Group Corp.; and
  • Leonardo DRS in the CFIUS, DCSA and ITAR aspects of its $3 billion merger with RADA and simultaneous public listing.

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