John Beahn

John Beahn Joins Milbank LLP As a Partner

John Beahn has joined Milbank LLP as its first partner fully dedicated to matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and foreign direct investment (FDI). He joins from Shearman & Sterling.

He represents domestic and international telecommunications service providers, media and content providers, equipment manufacturers, social media companies and data aggregators on a broad range of commercial, regulatory and transactional matters. He has particular expertise in national security reviews before CFIUS, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency and the interagency committee known as “Team Telecom.”

Early Life and Education

Early childhood education, or ECE, is an important part of a child’s life. It is a critical period of brain development.

When a child’s experiences from birth through age 8 are positive and safe, they help set up the foundation for a strong future. This is especially true for children from poor families.

A high-quality early education program can help reduce the risk of social-emotional mental health problems and increase a child’s independence. It also helps them prepare to succeed in school and later on in their careers.

Professional Career

john beahn has been a member of the law firm of Milbank LLP since 2007. He was recently promoted to partner and will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

He is a founding member of the firm’s CFIUS practice and has extensive experience in commercial, regulatory, transactional and national security matters affecting wireline and wireless service providers, information technology providers, equipment manufacturers, social media companies and data aggregators.

He was also named to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2012 and is a frequent contributor to The Legal 500 US. He is also a two-time winner of the prestigious American Bar Association (ABA) Meritorious Awards in the Legal Technology category, a highly regarded and respected member of the ABA’s Computer Law Section and the ABA’s Entertainment and Sports Law section.

Achievements and Honors

John Beahn has been named a partner at Milbank, where he will lead the firm’s first CFIUS/FDI practice. Before joining Milbank, he was the head of Shearman & Sterling’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and foreign direct investment practice.

He has represented domestic and foreign clients in a variety of national security reviews before CFIUS, DCSA and Team Telecom and has successfully negotiated mitigation agreements with the US government. He also represents domestic and foreign clients in matters involving compliance monitoring, supply chain matters and risk mitigation.

In addition, he has served the Holy Land Educational Foundation in multiple capacities over the years, including leadership roles as a volunteer on various committees. In 2009, he was awarded the President’s Award for his tireless volunteer efforts.

Personal Life

A seasoned litigator and corporate lawyer with a penchant for complex mergers and acquisitions, John Beahn presides over the technology and media practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He represents clients in a variety of industries including wireline, wireless and media companies and telecommunications equipment manufacturers. He is also highly regarded for his national security expertise. He has successfully represented both domestic and international clients in high profile and controversial transactions subjected to the aforementioned gizmo.

A generation ago, the American Catholic novelist John Edward Beahn conceived and published the novel A Rich Young Man, which is a well-known biographical novel that presents an imaginative re-telling of Anthony s life and legends. That same year, the telecommunications industry was the recipient of the most significant technology advancement of all time in the form of fiber optic cable. This new technology ushered in a revolution in connectivity that has changed the way we live, work and play.

John Beahn

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