David Peyman

David Peyman, a Senior Adviser with StoneTurn, has more than a decade of experience advising the public and private sector on sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), Financial Action Task Force (FATF) evaluation, government relations, and corporate compliance.

David’s clients span public and state-owned financial institutions, financial services firms, asset managers, energy companies, defense industry firms, the world’s largest vessel owners and managers, sovereign flag registries, international pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, and digital asset and blockchain technology companies. He also informally advises U.S. government officials.

Prior to StoneTurn, David was Of Counsel with DLA Piper in Washington, D.C. From 2018-2020, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions. As the State Department’s economic and trade sanction chief, Mr. Peyman led the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation and managed over 25 sanction program for the Secretary of State, including Iran, Russia, China, and Venezuela sanctions. He was a key architect of the U.S. maximum pressure sanctions campaign against Iran.

At the State Department, David built partnerships with partners and allies on sanctions enforcement, including leading positive engagement with Russia and China and strategic cooperation with multinational corporations and state-owned enterprises. Additionally, David created the State Department’s very first economic sanctions targeting team, which plays an important role in sanctions implementation and enforcement. He was instrumental in issuing the first U.S. Global Maritime Sanctions Advisory and facilitated cooperation among maritime sector stakeholders and the U.S. government.

David also led the Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures, which combats terrorist financing, money laundering and the illicit use of minerals and materials, and represented the State Department in the FATF. He built partnerships to combat illicit finance and sanctions evasion, including between the Palestinian Monetary Authority and Israel. David was also responsible for coordinating U.S. government implementation of the Kimberly Process and helped create responsible mineral and metal supply chains.

Prior to government service, David led the sanctions compliance framework for BlackRock, served as a federal and state prosecutor, and a part-time adjunct law professor. He is a former Co-Chair of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, Sanctions Subcommittee.