Jackson Kelly has extensive experience assisting clients with U.S. government security clearances. Attorneys have worked with individuals and companies to navigate the complex security clearance rules, regulations and executive orders and assisted government contractors requiring a particular level of clearance for contract performance.
Additionally, the Firm’s lawyers have counseled companies in danger of losing a corporate facility clearance when a foreign entity purchases a significant interest in the company. Attorneys have helped companies structure their corporate governance agreements to mitigate the effect of the Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) requirements.
Assisted client in examining potential administrative and judicial actions related to possible violations of the National Industrial Security Program for failure to safeguard classified information.
Advised clients about FOCI issues in connection with a merger and acquisition, including helping the client structure a “Chinese wall” to prevent foreign influence.
Helped client negotiate with cognizant security officer and contracting officer to address and mitigate the impact of losing the facility security officer.
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