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Meena Sharma
Meena R. Sharma
Washington +1 202 662 5724 Download V-card

Meena Sharma is an associate in the International Trade and CFIUS/National Security practice groups.  Ms. Sharma’s practice covers international trade and investment, economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-corruption compliance. Her regional focus areas include China, where she previously worked, and India.

Ms. Sharma regularly represents and advises foreign and domestic companies across industries in securing the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).  Among other CFIUS matters, Ms. Sharma has handled significant transactions involving Chinese investments, representing US and Chinese companies.

  • Represented Canadian energy company Nexen Inc. in securing CFIUS approval for China National Offshore Oil Corporation Ltd’s acquisition of Nexen’s US assets.
  • Represented Wanxiang America in securing CFIUS approval for its acquisition of substantially all of the non-government business assets of US battery maker A123 Systems, Inc.
  • Develop comprehensive anti-corruption and international trade compliance programs, including for leading Indian conglomerate.
  • Completed three-month full-time secondment with major defense contractor managing internal investigations and voluntary disclosures to DDTC and BIS regarding compliance with the ITAR and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
  • Advise clients in a range of industries (including software, energy, maritime transportation, and manufacturing) on the regulations and process for CFIUS reviews of foreign investment.
  • Advise on developments in economic and trade policies involving China, including the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • 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.
  • 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