Head of the firm’s National Security practice. Represents a diverse group of clients ranging from defense companies, major telecommunications providers and media and technology companies to private equity firms and companies in the financial services, manufacturing and health care industries. Provides counsel on structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions to address regulatory issues including approval by CFIUS. He also assists clients with industrial security (including mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI)), international trade and government contracting issues. Mr. Schlager has developed innovative structures to address national security issues in some of the largest and most complex cross-border transactions.
Senior Advisor, Senator John F. Kerry (D-Ma), 2004 presidential campaign; Democratic Chief Counsel and State Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.