David (Dj) Wolff is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a consultant with C&M International, the firm’s trade policy affiliate.
At Crowell & Moring, he practises in the International Trade Group where his practice covers compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, export controls and antiboycott regimes, and anti-money laundering (‘AML’) laws and regulations. Dj works with U.S. and non-U.S. clients with respect to all aspects of these regimes, including by developing compliance programmes, representing them during enforcement and investigation proceedings, conducting internal investigations, responding to government inquiries, and managing the potential conflict between U.S. regulations and third-country ‘blocking’ laws or data privacy regulations. Dj also has extensive experience in international mergers and acquisitions, advising both buyers and sellers regarding the international trade implications of a potential deal.
Some of Dj’s recent representative engagements include:
- Seconded to U.S. incorporated Systemically Important Financial Institution (‘SIFI’) as its Global Economic Sanctions Compliance Leader responsible for overseeing a worldwide economic sanctions compliance programme;
- Seconded to legal department at a Dubai-based branch of an EU-financial institution;
- Led internal investigation for a U.S. manufacturer of activity undertaken by a newly acquired subsidiary in potential violations of U.S. and EU economic sanctions and export controls involving a team of lawyers in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Brussels;
- Assisted in the internal review and development of a prospective trade compliance plan for a multinational service provider’s back-office support for its non-U.S. customers potentially doing business in sanctioned countries; and
- Conducted due diligence on a potential target company’s compliance with U.S. economic sanctions and export controls on behalf of a U.S. private equity firm in a successful $1.4 billion acquisition.
In 2016, Dj was one of five finalists globally for the WorldECR Young Practitioner of the Year award.