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Meena Sharma
Meena R. Sharma
Washington +1 202 662 5724 msharma@cov.com Download V-card

Meena Sharma has significant experience with cross-border trade/investment and national security issues, representing clients in national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and assisting clients on the application of international trade controls, including export controls and economic sanctions. Ms. Sharma’s regional focus areas include China, where she previously worked, and India.


  • Align Aerospace ‒ sale to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
  • Carlyle Group ‒ multiple transactions
  • Dassault Systèmes ‒ acquisition of Accelrys, Inc.
  • Intersil Corporation ‒ sale to Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Nexen ‒ acquisition by China National Offshore Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • Schneider Electric ‒ acquisition of Invensys plc
  • Wanxiang America ‒ acquisition of certain assets of A123 Systems, Inc., and divestiture of Energy Solutions Business of A123 Systems to NEC Corp.

International Trade

  • Assist major public and private companies, including Fortune 100 companies, in internal investigations and disclosures to the US government with respect to compliance with the ITAR, EAR and OFAC regulations.
  • Develop comprehensive anti-corruption and international trade compliance programs, including for leading Indian conglomerate.
  • Completed full-time on-site secondment with major defense contractor managing internal investigations and voluntary disclosures to DDTC and BIS regarding compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
  • Advise on developments in economic and trade policies involving China, including the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • Advise on US nuclear energy regulations and policies on nuclear energy cooperation.
  • Advise clients in various industries on Congressional outreach strategies in connection with cross-border transactions.
  • Represent owner of luxury brands in coordinating with US Customs and Border Protection on combatting trade in counterfeit products.

Pro Bono

  • Advise and represent national nonprofit organization in litigation against the federal government concerning compliance with Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
  • Advise international organization dedicated to food security on establishing a research center in China.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Kimba M. Wood, Judicial Intern