What We do

Today’s rapidly changing global political and economic environment is dramatically impacting the ways in which governments view their national security posture and trade and technology controls. As a result, the legal and regulatory landscape is dynamically evolving, with new and impactful security and compliance requirements and developments  occurring rapidly. Ankura’s national security, trade, & technology practice provides unrivaled subject matter expertise and tailored solutions to help companies, investors, organizations, and their counsel navigate this rapidly changing business and compliance environment in the following areas:

  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and foreign direct investment controls
  • Technology and trade controls
  • U.S. government contractor security and cyber controls – DFARS and CMMC
  • Supply chain integrity
  • Customs and tariffs
  • Sanctions and embargoes

In each of these areas, the Ankura team helps organizations identify and reduce business risk; embed regulatory requirements in business systems and processes; facilitate data-driven program analytics and risk mitigation; assess, build, and enhance compliance programs; and execute regulatory investigations, compliance reviews, audits, and monitorships.

Who We Are

The Ankura team combines the deep industry, risk management, and regulatory expertise of former business executives, national security professionals, government regulators, defense security, prosecutors, in-house counsel, law firm attorneys, and compliance professionals to provide customized solutions to particular client needs and circumstances.  Through these diverse perspectives, Ankura understands both what government agencies care about and how complex organizations can effectively respond to national security concerns and an ever-changing geo-political and trade landscape.

Through trusted performance as advisors, leaders, monitors, and auditors, Ankura has a proven track record helping our clients in these arenas and has earned a reputation for credible independence, technical capability, and operational excellence.

Who We Help
  • Companies
  • Counsel and professional services firms
  • Investors
  • Universities and organizations

We help clients in a number of industries, including:

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Biomedical
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and customer services
  • Software, internet, and IT services
  • Telecommunications
How We Help

Ankura understands that one size does not fit all. The Ankura approach is to partner with our clients to understand their operations, risks, objectives, and culture to design and implement practical, process-oriented, risk-appropriate guidance and solutions that comply with regulatory requirements.

In addition to our industry-leading national security, trade, and technology controls expertise, the Ankura team also integrates deep expertise in complimentary areas including cybersecurity, data analysis, risk management, government contracting, compliance and ethics, information technology, auditing, business operations, and continuous improvement. Through this unique integration of capabilities, Ankura offers exceptional solutions in the following areas (please click on the links below):