John Lash

Principal

Washington

John Lash is a Principal within Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. He is the leader of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) group for the Americas region and is based in Washington, D.C. 

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John Lash is a Principal within Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in the Americas region. He is the leader of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) group for the Americas region and is based in Washington, D.C.

John has significant experience advising domestic and international clients in national security reviews before CFIUS and assisting clients with related regulations including the mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI).

He leads teams serving in independent audit and monitor roles as required by mitigation terms and provides guidance to clients during various phases of CFIUS evaluation, submission, and review.

John applies his experience in strategic threat management, cybersecurity, and business strategy to advise clients on evaluating and mitigating global trade risk, focusing on maximizing opportunity value. He provides transactional guidance by performing operational and economic impact studies, in addition to evaluating current-state and target-state corporate security models. John also advises clients on comprehensive mitigation structures, including implementation and assessment considerations that may impact national security standards or deal economics.


Select representative matters include:
  • Independent Auditor: National Security Agreement - Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) Sector
  • Independent Auditor: Letter of Assurance – Semiconductor Industry
  • Independent Auditor: Letter of Assurance – Aerospace & Defense Industry
  • Independent Auditor: Letter of Assurance – Biometrics Industry
  • Independent Auditor: National Security Agreement - Energy Sector
  • Independent Monitor: Mitigation Measures – Financial Services Industry
  • FOCI DSS Mitigation Advisor – Technology, Media, and Telecom Sector

 

Prior to joining Control Risks, John served as Director of National Security Compliance at a multinational consulting firm, where he regularly advised domestic and international corporations as well as US government agencies on CFIUS and international trade matters. He received his M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, earned a B.S. in Accounting from Juniata Collage, and currently is pursuing a PhD from Robert Morris University. John serves as an adjunct faculty member at Juniata College teaching forensic accounting in the Master of Accounting program. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and holds a Project Management certification from the Project Management Institute.

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