Damara L. Chambers

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Damara L. Chambers

Damara L. Chambers

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

Damara is a partner in the Washington D.C. office and co-leads the firm’s National Security and International Trade practice. She advises clients on cross-border investment and national security matters, including national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) formerly known as the Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Energy and other cognizant agencies, and on the application of international trade controls, including export controls and economic sanctions.

Damara is recognized in Chambers USA and Chambers Global (2019) for her extensive experience advising clients before CFIUS and advising companies regarding the mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under national industrial security regulations administered by DSS, Department of Energy and other agencies. She has been involved in negotiating some of the most significant national security agreements with the U.S. government and has represented clients on a variety of landmark CFIUS and FOCI matters.

In her export controls and economic sanctions practice, she advises companies on compliance and enforcement matters relating to U.S. export controls administered by the Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); economic sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury; and import and licensing requirements imposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). She also frequently advises on trade control issues in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Damara also has represented clients in federal court litigation on international and antitrust issues. The following is a list of representative matters in which Damara has worked, including some occurring prior to joining Vinson & Elkins.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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2008

Former President of United States

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Elbit Systems Ltd., Elbit Systems of America LLC purchase Harris Corp. /Night Vision Business from Harris Corporation

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SK Holdings Co., Ltd. purchases Eureka Midstream Holdings LLC from Blue Ridge Mountain Resources, Inc.

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Tencent Holdings Ltd. purchases Supercell Oy from SoftBank Group Corp.

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Damara L. Chambers is affiliated with Vinson & Elkins LLP, Covington & Burling LLP

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