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DLA Piper LLP (US)
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity; Government Contracting


Partner; Co-Chair, Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Transactional practice


Sarah Kahn practices in the area of corporate and securities, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions of both private and public companies, including manufacturers, technology developers and service providers, with special experience in mergers and acquisitions for clients in international aerospace, defense and government services. She also counsels clients in connection with their commercial contracts and joint ventures and on matters of national security, including Exon-Florio reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the structuring of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation arrangements under applicable national industrial security regulations.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

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DLA Piper LLP (US) has a strong track record of advising clients in cross-border matters and is recommended for its ‘business-oriented approach‘, ‘broad industry expertise‘, and the ‘remarkable team of experts‘ it fields. CFIUS and Team Telecom specialist John Beahn handled national security issues for T-Mobile in its merger with Sprint, working alongside security specialist Sarah Kahn. Beahn was a new arrival to the practice from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in 2018. Practice co-heads Nancy Victory and Michael Senkowski also act for T-Mobile – and controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom – in the regulatory aspects of its proposed merger with Sprint. Victory is lauded by clients for her ‘high-quality strategic guidance‘, while ‘stellar regulatory lawyer‘ Senkowski is also highly recommended. Wireless regulatory specialists Edward Smith and Eric DeSilva, who are ‘stronger individuals in their own right than practice group leaders at other firms‘, according to one client, advise trade association CTIA, which represents all major wireless carriers, on the emergence of new technologies, particularly 5G and Internet of Things. New client Viziv Technologies has been a significant source of work for the firm, which has advised the wireless power company on obtaining regulatory approvals for the testing of its products. Other key names at the practice include associates Dana Zelman and Peter Shroyer, both of whom assist Beahn in his role as lead regulatory counsel to 21st Century Fox in connection with its merger with Disney.