David Stetson is a Vice President and Senior Compliance Officer at Goldman Sachs, where he serves as Senior Regulatory Advisor, Financial Crime Compliance and as a member of the Business Intelligence Group in the firm’s Legal Department. He provides legal and compliance advice regarding the economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other financial crime compliance matters. From 2012 to 2017 he served as co-head of Goldman Sachs’ sanctions compliance group. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Stetson was from 2008 to 2012 an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Chief Counsel at OFAC. In that role he advised on a wide range of licensing, regulatory, legislative, and enforcement matters relating to U.S. sanctions. Mr. Stetson is a former counsel to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee and a former associate at Covington & Burling LLP.
Mr. Stetson received an A.B. in Economics and Russian from Duke University, an A.M. in Russian Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School where he was an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following law school he served as a law clerk to then-Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.