Alex Trafton is a Managing Director Ankura’s National Security, Trade, & Technology (NSTT) practice, based in Irvine, CA. He has over 15 years of experience in finance, risk management, and cybersecurity. Trafton leads the NSTT cybersecurity function and serves as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity program design, implementation, and assessment with a focus on foreign investment control and oversight (CFIUS), Defense Industrial Base (DIB) cybersecurity requirements, and international trade control compliance program support (ITAR/EAR).
Trafton serves as a trusted fiduciary of U.S. federal agency regulators in sensitive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) matters (CFIUS and Team Telecom) involving critical technology and national security-sensitive data. He specializes in helping companies manage national security and cost considerations in multinational mergers and acquisitions. He has served as a technology and cybersecurity advisor in infrastructure transitions worth over $10 billion in total.