David Mortlock is a partner in Willkie’s government relations group in Washington, DC. His practice includes advising clients on international trade and government regulation of cross-border transactional activities, particularly in their implications for foreign policy and national security. Mr Mortlock is formerly the Director for International Economic Affairs at the White House National Security Council, in which capacity he advised the President and his National Security Advisor on sanctions, corruption, and other international finance and trade issues. He helped lead the interagency process to develop and implement sanctions on Russia as well as changes of sanctions for Iran, Cuba, Syria and Burma. He also developed and coordinated implementation of the US international anti-corruption strategy.