Biography

Phil Ludvigson is currently Senior Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA), where he advises on a broad range of issues, including Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) transactions.  Mr. Ludvigson recently served as the acting Director of Foreign Investment Risk Management within the DHS Office of Policy.  In that role, Mr. Ludvigson was the principal manager of DHS’s membership and participation in CFIUS, which reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses for possible national security implications, as well as DHS's participation in the informal working group known as Team Telecom, which reviews Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license applications for national security, law enforcement, and public interest implications. In addition to managing the review of all active CFIUS and Team Telecom cases, Mr. Ludvigson was responsible for negotiating any necessary risk mitigation measures on behalf of DHS and maintaining a robust compliance monitoring program to ensure ongoing compliance with new and existing CFIUS and Team Telecom mitigation agreements.

Prior to joining DHS in 2010, Mr. Ludvigson’s legal practice at DLA Piper included government contracts, CFIUS transactions, security clearances, investigations, and Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence issues.  A combat veteran with over 25 years of military experience, Mr. Ludvigson continues to serve within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Mr. Ludvigson graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was Production Editor of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, and received his undergraduate degree from American University.