Christopher Kimball

Partner

I am passionate about helping clients navigate and overcome regulatory challenges related to foreign investment and government contracting.

+1 202 842 7892
ckimball@cooley.com

As the leader and co-chair of the tightly knit team of lawyers that comprise Cooley’s CFIUS practice, Chris Kimball advises companies and investors – large and small, foreign and domestic – on complex matters relating to foreign investments in the US, and the regulatory pitfalls and requirements of doing business with the US government. Chris advises hundreds of clients each year on national security issues – including determining whether an investment or acquisition transaction triggers a mandatory CFIUS filing, whether a “voluntary” CFIUS filing is warranted, and structuring transactions to manage and mitigate CFIUS risk. The Cooley CFIUS team is among the most active and experienced in the country when it comes to representing clients before CFIUS in formal national security reviews. Cooley’s market-leading emerging companies, fund formation and capital markets practices, recent CFIUS reform and the implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), place the Cooley CFIUS team at the very epicenter of the national security issues of the day (i.e., foreign acquisitions of and venture investments in tech startups and other disruptive American companies). To compliment his CFIUS practice, Chris leverages his 15 years of government contracts experience when advising government contractors and their investors on the national security issues relating to their government business.

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Experience

  • Orca Bio Raises $192 Million Series D to Transform Allogenic Cell Therapy 

  • Exor Invests $200 Million in Via 

  • Synthorx to Sell to Sanofi for $2.5 Billion 

  • Guild Education Closes $157 Million Series D 

  • Crown Bioscience Enters Merger Agreement With JSR Corporation 

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Education

  • George Washington University Law School
    JD

  • Connecticut College
    BA


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

New York

Contact

+1 202 842 7892 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax
ckimball@cooley.com

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400