David A. Wolber is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and is a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group, White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and Aerospace and Related Technologies Industry Group.
Mr. Wolber primarily advises clients in the areas of international trade regulation, compliance and anti-corruption, with particular emphasis and experience counseling U.S. and foreign companies on matters involving:
- economic and trade sanctions regulations administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC);
- national security reviews of potential cross-border mergers and acquisitions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS);
- export control regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered, respectively, by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Commerce, as well as related developments under the Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative;
- anti-money laundering (AML); and
- the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
As an essential part of his practice, Mr. Wolber routinely liaises with federal and state regulators, advocating on behalf of clients seeking trade-related licenses or advisory opinions, responding to governmental inquiries or subpoenas, completing self-disclosures related to potentially non-compliant activity, or in responding to formal investigations or enforcement actions.
Mr. Wolber has represented clients operating in a wide array of industries and sectors, including: aviation, aerospace and defense; banking and financial services; insurance; oil and gas; telecommunications and internet-based services; consumer products and industrial manufacturing; and hospitality and tourism.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Wolber spent more than 10 years in strategic business consulting at 'Big 4' accounting firms and major U.S. law firms.
Mr. Wolber earned his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. He also received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1997, where he focused on International Trade and Asian Political Economy, and his Bachelor of Arts from Rockhurst College in 1994.
Mr. Wolber is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.