David Mortlock

David Mortlock

Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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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 the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. He helps clients to build and implement compliance programmes, conduct internal investigations, respond to government enquiries and address 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 US 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, Burma and Venezuela, among others.

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