Overview

Luci Hague is an associate in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s International Trade and National Security practice in the Washington, D.C., office. Luci advises clients on complex cross-border transactional and counseling matters that touch U.S. national security and foreign investment, including reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), economic sanctions administered by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), export controls (ITAR/EAR), antiboycott regulations, anti-money laundering laws and regulations (FinCEN), and anti-corruption (FCPA). 

Luci’s practice includes:

  • Advising private equity sponsors and operating companies on managing CFIUS risks across investment scenarios, including fundraising, M&A, syndication, minority investments, and exit.

  • Preparation of CFIUS filings and advocacy before CFIUS throughout a filing’s review and investigation, including meetings with CFIUS and its member agencies and negotiation of mitigation agreements. 

  • Representation of borrowers, underwriters, lenders, and issuers in lending and capital markets transactions on economic sanctions, AML/KYC, and FCPA matters.

  • Advising private equity sponsors and hedge funds on mitigating economic sanctions, AML/KYC, and FCPA risks, including in connection with fundraising due diligence.

  • Advocacy before OFAC, BIS, DDTC, and CBP in connection with voluntary self-disclosures, license applications, and other filings.

  • Working with companies to develop and implement risk-based, tailored compliance programs, and conducting compliance trainings.

Luci has represented clients in diverse industries, including pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, chemicals, energy, and financial services.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Luci worked at the American Enterprise Institute, where she focused on federalism.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“National security investment reviews go global: key policy themes and recommendations,” Mario Mancuso, Lucille Hague and Sam Moss, Financier Worldwide Magazine (August 2018).

“INSIGHT: Where CFIUS Reform Stands Now,” Mario Mancuso and Lucille Hague, Bloomberg Law (July 12, 2018).

“This is What the U.S. Government Thinks About CFIUS: Four Takeaways From the GAO’s Report on CFIUS,” Mario Mancuso, H. Boyd Greene IV, Lucille Hague, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (April 18, 2018).

“U.S. Targets Putin's Inner Circle: Five Takeaways for Companies and Investors,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, Lucille Hague, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (April 12, 2018).

“Watch This Space: How National Security Investment Clearance is Evolving,” Mario Mancuso, Anna Schwander and Lucille Hague, International Financial Law Review (March 27, 2018).

“Proposed Export Control Legislation Would Place New Restrictions on Technology Transfer, Even Within the U.S.,” Mario Mancuso, Joanne Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (March 13, 2018).

“CFIUS Weighs in on Broadcom/Qualcomm Fight,” Mario Mancuso, Sarkis Jebejian, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, H. Boyd Greene IV, Jennifer Fernandez, Luci Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (March 9, 2018).

“CFIUS in 2018: What Lies Ahead,” Mario Mancuso, Boyd Greene IV, Lucille Hague, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (February 9, 2018).

“No Smoke without Fira,” Mario Mancuso, Boyd Greene, Lucille Hague, International Financial Law Review (December/January 2018).

“US ponders complement to Cfius regime,” Mario Mancuso, Boyd Greene, Lucille Hague, International Financial Law Review (November 29, 2017).

“Washington’s New Asia Map: Five International Risk Themes to Watch,” Mario Mancuso, Boyd Greene, Sanjay Mullick, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Jennifer Fernandez, Luci Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (December 15, 2017).

“Managing Foreign Investment Clearance Risk in Cross-Border Deals,” Mario Mancuso, Dr. Anna Schwander, Luci Hague, Kristin Beharry, The M&A Lawyer (November/December 2017).

“US ponders complement to Cfius regime,” Mario Mancuso, Boyd Grenee, Lucille Hague, International Financial Law Review (November 29, 2017).

“New Bipartisan CFIUS Reform Begins To Take Shape,” Mario Mancuso P.C., H. Boyd Greene IV, Lucille Hague, Law360 (November 13, 2017).

“September CFIUS Roundup: Lessons and Things to Watch,” Mario Mancuso & Lucille Hague, New York Law Journal (October 16, 2017).

“Inside CFIUS’ Annual Report: 7 Highlights,” Mario Mancuso, Boyd Greene & Lucille Hague, Law360 (September 25, 2017).

“CFIUS After Lattice: What Boards, Investors, and Bankers Need to Know Now,” Mario Mancuso, Lucille Hague, Bloomberg Law: Corporate Law & Accountability Report (September 21, 2017).

“Increasing U.S., Global Scrutiny of Foreign Investment: Things to Watch,” Mario Mancuso, Lucille Hague, Dr. Anna Schwander, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (July 18, 2017).

“Changes in U.S. Cuba, Russia and Iran Sanctions Create Uncertainty for Global Businesses,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (June 21, 2017).

“U.S. Senators Raise Questions About CFIUS and Real Estate Transactions,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (May 19, 2017).

“Trump Administration Launches Rare Probe of the National Security Impact of Steel Imports,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (April 25, 2017).

“President Obama Heeds CFIUS and Blocks Chinese Takeover of German Semiconductor Company,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue & Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (December 6, 2016).

“Dealmakers, Take Note: GAO to Study CFIUS at Congress’ Urging,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, & Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (October 17, 2016).

“OFAC Issues New Iran Guidance,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue & Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (June 16, 2016).

“CFIUS Annual Report to Congress: What Dealmakers Should Know,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue & Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (March 4, 2016).

“Iran Sanctions: A New Era Announced,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Satnam Tumani, Jon Newman, Lucille Hague & Joshua Thompson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (January 26, 2016).

Memberships & Affiliations

The Federalist Society

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017District of Columbia
  • 2015Maryland

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2015

    Senior Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

    CALI Awards: International Trade Law and Regulation; Legal Research and Writing

    Senior Writing Fellow

    Law Fellow

    Moot Court

  • Davidson CollegeB.A., Political Science; Russian Minorcum laude, with Honors2008
    Dean Rusk grant recipient