David Mortlock is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. He is chair of the Global Trade & Investment Group at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he focuses on sanctions, export controls, and other international trade issues, and managing partner of Willkie’s Washington office. Previously, he was director for international economic affairs at the White House National Security Council. He has served in various positions at the US Department of State, including deputy coordinator for sanctions policy and attorney-adviser for sanctions and terror finance. David was centrally involved in the development of the sanctions programs for Russia and Iran, including restrictions on those countries’ energy sectors.