Eric Lorber is a senior associate at the Financial Integrity Network, where he advises financial clients on issues related to economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and regulatory compliance. He is also an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security’s Energy, Economics, and Security program, focusing on economic sanctions and financial security, as well as a senior advisor at the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
Prior to working at FIN, he was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he advised clients in the areas of international trade regulation, compliance, and anti-corruption, with particular emphasis and experience assisting clients in complying with the economic sanctions and embargo regulations administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). While in law school, he worked in the Office of Chief Counsel at OFAC and in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime at the Treasury Department.
His articles and commentary on sanctions and related issues have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Irish Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, Cato Unbound, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Middle East Policy Journal, BBC World News, and Voice of America TV, among others. He has also testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Financial Services Committee on sanctions-related issues. He was a 2015 Next Generation National Security Leader at the Center for New American Security and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Lorber graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he received the Noyes E. Leech Award for highest achievement in international law and was a member of the Moot Court Board and a Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor. He graduated from Columbia University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude and with departmental honors, and was awarded the Charles Beard Prize for academic achievement.
He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia and currently maintains a Secret-level security clearance.