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The Defense Security Service and Foreign Ownership Control or Influence (FOCI) Issues Handbook

2012

Wiley Rein has published the Defense Security Service (DSS) and Foreign Ownership Control or Influence (FOCI) Issues Handbook. This handbook reviews the measures that U.S. contractors must take to mitigate FOCI concerns in order to obtain and/or maintain classified contracts.

Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice, recognized by Chambers USA as one of the country's elite international trade practices, regularly advises sophisticated industry clients on DSS and FOCI matters. In addition to providing high-level legal analysis of potential FOCI issues, our attorneys provide step-by-step assistance with the DSS clearance process. Ongoing counseling from our attorneys ensures that our clients remain in compliance with FOCI regulations in a dynamic international marketplace.

Our FOCI experts collaborate with the firm's preeminent Government Contracts Practice to provide specialized advice to government contractors. Wiley Rein is among the leaders in this area, again ranked in 2011 by Chambers USA as one of only three firms in the top tier of the nation s government contracts practices.

View handbook excerpt.

For a complete copy of the handbook, or for more information about DSS and FOCI, please contact Daniel B. Pickard (202.719.7285 or dpickard@wileyrein.com).