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David Lorello

Covington & Burling LLP

London, GBR


  • International
    • Anti-Corruption
    • International Trade Controls
    • Trade Policy
    • Trade Proceedings
  • International Arbitration



  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1999
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1996
    • high honors


      Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Gary S. Stein, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2000-2001
  • Hon. Samuel G. Wilson, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1999-2000


    Bar Admissions

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey


David Lorello is a partner in the firm’s London office and serves as a Vice Chair of the firm’s International Trade and Finance practice group. Mr. Lorello advises clients concerning a range of international regulatory and commercial matters under both European and US laws.Legal 500 UK (2014) recognized the “knowledgeable” Mr. Lorello in the corporate crime field.

Anti-Corruption Compliance and Investigations
Mr. Lorello regularly assists clients in investigating anti-corruption compliance issues arising under the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act and other related US, UK and European anti-corruption laws. Mr. Lorello has particular experience in managing corporate investigations and developing anti-corruption compliance programs for companies operating in Europe, including coordinating advice concerning parallel risks under US and European anti-corruption laws, advising clients concerning European criminal enforcement and debarment risks, and ensuring compliance with European data protection and workplace laws in the course of investigations and compliance matters.
Mr. Lorello also regularly represents clients before the World Bank, and other international financial institutions, in debarment proceedings concerning allegations of corrupt practices in connection with contracts financed by those institutions. In addition, Mr. Lorello advises clients concerning the commercial liability risks arising from corrupt practices, including private rights of action that may arise for parties that suffer losses as a result of corrupt practices.

Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
Mr. Lorello regularly represents clients before the major agencies responsible for export controls and economic sanctions laws and regulations, both in the United States and European Union.He has assisted clients in export and sanctions licensing and compliance issues with regard to a variety of industries and products, including encryption and other computer technologies, satellites, oil and gas products, military items, and other goods and technology controlled for export due to national security reasons. Mr. Lorello has extensive experience assisting clients in developing effective export compliance strategies, including preparing export license requests, voluntary self-disclosures and intra-company agreements as well as policies necessary to ensure export controls and economic sanctions compliance.
Mr. Lorello has particular experience in assisting clients in economic sanctions matters relating to the financial services industry.He has represented financial services clients in various matters before U.S. and EU Member State regulators, and he has worked with financial services clients in developing tailored internal controls focused on economic sanctions compliance.

International Commercial Arbitration
Mr. Lorello has advised on a range of commercial dispute matters, including sovereign disputes, commercial trade disputes and insurance/reinsurance matters under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration and other major arbitral venues.


Honors and Rankings

  • Chambers Global, International Trade/WTO (2014)
  • Legal 500 UK
    • Corporate Crime (2014)
    • Fraud - Civil (2012)
    • Public International Law (2011)

      Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member

    Publications and Speeches

  • Mr. Lorello was interviewed by the Corporate Crime Reporter on the UKdeferred prosecution agreement process (6/25/2012).

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