David Mortlock is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He is a partner at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he focuses on sanctions, export controls, and other international trade issues. 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. He also worked to ease the sanctions programs for Burma and Cuba.