David N. Fagan

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

David N. Fagan

David N. Fagan

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

David Fagan co-chairs the firm’s top ranked practice on cross-border investment and national security matters, including reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and also leads the firm’s cyber and data security incident response practice. Mr. Fagan is rated by Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his leading expertise in CFIUS matters and privacy and data security, and received Law 360’s MVP for International Trade in 2014.

On investment and national security issues, Mr. Fagan has represented foreign and domestic clients in various industries (including defense, software, information technology, telecommunications, energy, aviation, space, maritime transportation, ports, and biotechnology/pharmaceuticals) in securing the approval of CFIUS, as well as in connection with ongoing compliance matters related to mitigation agreements with CFIUS. He also frequently handles matters related to the mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under applicable national industrial security regulations. Mr. Fagan also has testified before a Congressional commission regarding US national security, trade and investment matters with China.

In the privacy and data security area, Mr. Fagan counsels clients on preparing for and responding to cyber-based attacks on their networks and information, assessing their security controls and practices for the protection of data, developing and implementing information security programs, and complying with federal and state regulatory requirements, as well as on transactional matters involving the transfer of personal data. Mr. Fagan also has been counsel to companies in a range of cyber and data security incidents, including dozens of data security breach matters involving millions of affected consumers.

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Education
JD
Class of 2001

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BSFS, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
Class of 1996

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Memberships
Notes Editor
Prior

The New York University Law Review was founded in 1924, and is a generalist journal publishing legal scholarship in all areas, including legal theory and policy, environmental law, legal history, international law, and more. Each year, it publishes issues in April, May, June, October, November, and December. These six issues contain cutting-edge legal scholarship written by professors, judges, and legal practitioners, as well as Notes written by members of the Law Review. In November 2012, the Law Review launched the New York University Law Review Online, an online supplement to the print version of the Law Review.

Career History
Partner
Current

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.

Political & Leadership Analyst on the Near East
1997 - 1998

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.

Adjunct Professor of Law
Prior

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

Political Donations
$500
2012

Co-Founder at Los Angeles County Young Democrats

$500
2012

Senator from Virginia

$1,200
2008

Former President of United States

Transactions
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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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Serco Group Plc purchases Alion Science & Technology Corp. /Naval Systems Business Unit from Alion Science & Technology Corp.

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Renesas Electronics Corporation purchases Intersil Corp.

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, National Security
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Maryland Bar
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