Catherine Hein advises clients on national security matters, including related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).*

Ms. Hein helps clients across industries to identify and strategically address potential issues that may implicate CFIUS authorities. She draws on significant experience in cross-border investments and US national security regulatory regimes. 

Prior to joining Latham, she served as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement & Intelligence at the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury), where she supported OFAC and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). She previously served as the CFIUS Managing Counsel at Treasury, where she led a team of more than 20 lawyers on foreign investment reviews by CFIUS. 

In her public service, Ms. Hein advised Treasury leadership and administration stakeholders on policy issues and legal authorities and requirements in connection with foreign investment reviews, economic sanctions, and other US national security matters. She worked extensively on all aspects of CFIUS cases, including non-notified transactions, negotiating complex mitigation agreements, and compliance and enforcement actions.  

Ms. Hein has worked for US government agencies on financing for international development and infrastructure projects. She began her career as a banking and finance attorney at an international law firm.

*Work in the District of Columbia conducted pursuant DC Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8). All work in the District of Columbia supervised by a member of the DC Bar.

Bar Qualification

  • New York