Lauren Talerman

  • Associate
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2200


Lauren Talerman is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Ms. Talerman’s practice focuses on white collar internal investigations and defense as well as compliance with export controls, economic sanctions, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

She also assists companies in navigating the process of securing national security clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She joins Latham with significant experience working on national security issues for government agencies including:

  • The US Department of Homeland Security as a counterterrorism analyst for a defense contractor
  • The US Department of State in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction both as a Field Officer in Iraq and a Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, D.C.
  • The US Department of Justice, National Security Division as a legal intern in the Counterterrorism Section

While pursuing her legal education, Ms. Talerman served as the Senior Federal Circuit editor for the American University Law Review. She also participated in the Spring 2015 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, where she received an Honorable Mention for “Best Presenter,” and participated in the Spring 2014 Niagara International Law Moot Court Competition, where she was honored “Best Advocate.”

Ms. Talerman is also a member of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.


Thought Leadership

  • Updated DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs Emphasizes Technology, Real-Time Compliance Data, and Lessons Learned -  June 04, 2020
  • CFIUS Annual Report: 6 Key Takeaways for Calendar Year 2018 -  May 21, 2020
  • New CFIUS Filing Fees Now in Effect: 5 Key Takeaways -  May 04, 2020
  • Final CFIUS Regulations Implementing FIRRMA Take Effect in February 2020: 10 Key Questions Answered -  January 22, 2020
  • Department of Justice Revises Policy Regarding Voluntary Disclosures of Export Control and Sanctions Violations -  December 18, 2019
  • CFIUS Annual Report: 10 Key Takeaways for Calendar Years 2016 and 2017 -  November 27, 2019
  • US Treasury Department Publishes Proposed Regulations to Implement FIRRMA: 10 Key Questions Answered -  September 26, 2019
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States – Key Questions Answered On CFIUS -  August 28, 2019
  • CFIUS Pilot Program Makes Notifications Mandatory for Specific Areas of Critical Technology  -  October 17, 2018
  • New Law Governing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Brings Significant Changes to CFIUS Review -  August 13, 2018
  • Status of CFIUS Reform Legislation -  April 25, 2018
  • CFIUS Reconstructed: The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 -  December 21, 2017
  • 10 Takeaways From the CFIUS Annual Report to Congress -  October 02, 2017
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 2015
    summa cum laude
  • BA in Anthropology & Political Science, Macaulay Honors College, Queens College, 2008
    summa cum laude
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs
  • Litigation & Trial Practice