James Brower is an associate in the firm’s Specialty Litigation group and a member of the firm’s Global Trade practice. His practice focuses on international trade and investment. He joined Goodwin in 2019.

As a key contributor to the firm’s Global Trade practice, Mr. Brower advises clients regarding matters related to national security assessments, reviews, and investigations by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Mr. Brower also advises on regulatory compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), and economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

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Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Brower served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Investment Security, the office responsible for managing Treasury’s role as chair of CFIUS. During his tenure, Mr. Brower managed and led CFIUS’s Critical Technology Pilot Program, mitigation monitoring efforts, the assessment, review, and investigation of over one hundred matters before CFIUS, and the negotiation and implementation of numerous complex and sensitive mitigation agreements between transaction parties and the United States Government. Mr. Brower’s experience also includes in-depth reviews of CFIUS’s authorities under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) and extensive engagement with counterparts at CFIUS member agencies.

Prior to joining Treasury, Mr. Brower worked for the Defense Security Service (DSS) where he negotiated, implemented, and monitored agreements with foreign-owned contractors to mitigate foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI).

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J.D., 2010
The George Washington University Law School
B.A., 2007
George Mason University



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