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David Mortlock

David Mortlock

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Washington, DC, USA


David Mortlock is Chair of Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP’s Global Trade & Investment Group in Washington. He advises clients on international trade and government regulation of cross-border transactions, and compliance with U.S. regulations based on foreign policy and national security.

David helps clients pursue their business goals in compliance with national security-based regulation, including:

  • Compliance with U.S. sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering regulations, and CFIUS reviews;
  • Development of compliance programs;
  • Due diligence for compliance by investment targets, vendors, and other partners;
  • License requests with the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce and State; Internal investigations for potential violations of statutes and regulations;
  • Self-disclosures of apparent violations to enforcement agencies; and
  • Criminal and civil enforcement actions.

Prior Experience David 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 U.S. international anticorruption strategy. David also worked at the U.S. Department of State, where he focused on sanctions policy as Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment; and Attorney-Advisor for Sanctions and Terror Finance. In these roles, he oversaw the creation and implementation of sanctions for Iran, Burma, North Korea and Syria; oversaw economic policy for the Middle East and North Africa; and provided legal guidance for the terrorism finance program.

Prior to his tenure at the State Department, David was an attorney at a large international law firm. David clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

David Mortlock is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Coping with U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2018, Thursday, December 13, 2018, Washington, DC
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