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Malcolm “Mick” Tuesley, Head of the Firm’s National Security Regulatory Practice, has significant experience representing clients in national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and assisting clients with related issues, including mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under industrial security regulations; export control compliance; and government contracting. He has been involved with negotiating national security agreements for some of the largest and most complex transactions in the defense, energy, financial services, telecommunications and technology industries.

Mick has also served as regulatory counsel to several major broadcast networks in connection with the FCC’s media ownership review proceedings. He has also advised on all aspects of FCC regulations affecting broadcast and cable television and assisted on legislative matters. Mick has substantial experience representing clients before various committees of the U.S. Congress. Mick was named a Law360 “MVP” for International Trade in 2019. He is consistently recognized by The Legal 500, where sources call him “outstanding” and “an expert in FOCI mitigation issues and a creative problem solver.” He is also consistently recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where commentators note his “good sense of both CFIUS and corporate law.”

Representative experience includes:

  • Sprint in navigating three significant regulatory reviews related to foreign ownership in one of the largest and most complex transactions in the wireless industry
  • Refinitiv in obtaining CFIUS clearance of its acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group for $27 billion
  • Versum Materials in connection with CFIUS review of its acquisition by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for $6.5 billion
  • Cypress Semiconductor in securing CFIUS approval of its merger with Infineon Technologies for $10.1 billion 
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a division of Macquarie Asset Management, in obtaining CFIUS clearance of the $1.78 billion acquisition of Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Blackstone in connection with CFIUS review of its purchase of controlling interest in Tallgrass Energy
  • Oaktree Capital Group, LLC in connection with CFIUS review of its agreement to sell 62% of its business to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Mick received his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law and his B.S.B. with honors and distinction, from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Illinois and Indiana.


Updated Sep 2021