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David Mortlock is a partner and chair of the global trade and investment group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, DC. David provides clients with guidance on compliance and enforcement on national security-related issues, including sanctions and export controls, anti-money laundering and reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. He helps clients to build and implement compliance programmes, conducts internal investigations and responds to government inquiries and enforcement actions. From October 2013 to November 2015, David was director for international economic affairs at the White House National Security Council, where he was responsible for coordinating inter-agency work on sanctions, anti-corruption and other illicit finance issues.
From August 2009 to October 2013, he held a number of roles at the Department of State, including attorney-adviser for sanctions and terror finance and deputy coordinator for sanctions policy. David was centrally involved in developing or easing the sanctions programmes for Russia, Iran, Cuba, Myanmar and Venezuela, among others.
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