David Peyman is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions. He oversees both the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation as well as Threat Finance Countermeasures.
He also spearheaded US government interagency implementation of the Kimberly Process, which fights terrorist financing and illicit mineral and metal trafficking. Furthermore, he served as State Department Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism with responsibility for BDS, Eurasia & Special Projects.
Early Life and Education
David Peyman is an Iranian-born lawyer who immigrated to the United States in 1984. He graduated from Harvard Law School and is now serving as Director of Jewish Outreach for President Donald Trump’s campaign.
He is the first Jewish member of Trump’s team and a senior advisor to his running mate Vice President Mike Pence. With expertise in economic sanctions and trade compliance, he is expected to have an important role in their Israel outreach initiatives.
David is an accomplished attorney with extensive government and private sector expertise. He previously led the State Department’s Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures and spearheaded its implementation of the Kimberly Process. Additionally, David served as Special Assistant US Attorney and Deputy Attorney General of California prior to joining BlackRock.
David Peyman has an illustrious professional career that spans both public and private sectors. He specializes in international trade regulations and sanctions compliance, anti money laundering initiatives (AML/FATF evaluations), as well as digital currency regulations and issuances.
His role as Senior Counsel in DLA Piper’s International Trade practice involves providing legal counsel to government and private sector clients on global trade and sanctions issues. Furthermore, he assists them with the evolving regulatory landscape regarding trade policy, investment policy, digital currencies, FATF compliance, government relations and corporate compliance.
Peyman, originally from Iran, immigrated to the United States as a child and is now an observant Jew. As an active member of his local Jewish community since age sixteen, he has achieved numerous volunteer tasks throughout its lifespan.
Achievements and Honors
David Peyman, a member of DLA Piper’s International Trade practice, joined the firm in January. He provides clients with advice on sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), FATF evaluations, digital currency regulations and issuances (including CBDCs), government relations matters and corporate compliance initiatives.
David boasts a diverse set of public sector expertise, having served as the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for counter threat finance and sanctions from August 1, 2018 until April 5, 2020. In this position, he oversaw both the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation as well as Threat Finance Countermeasures.
He served as the United States Department of State’s Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism from August 1, 2018 until April 5, 2020, overseeing BDS, Eurasia and Special Projects.
David Peyman is an experienced lawyer who provides legal guidance to government and private sector clients on sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), FATF evaluations, digital currency regulations and issues, government relations strategies and corporate compliance programs.
He most recently headed a State Department division that maintained and enforced effective sanctions to maximize their economic effect while minimizing collateral damage to US and allied interests.
As deputy assistant secretary of state for counter threat finance and sanctions, he directed the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation and managed 25 sanction programs on behalf of the Secretary of State. Additionally, he spearheaded the department’s Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures which combatted terrorist financing activities as well as illicit mining and metals activities; in addition to coordinating US government interagency implementation of the Kimberly Process.
David Peyman is an American attorney and serves as Of Counsel at DLA Piper. His areas of expertise include counter-threat finance and sanctions, digital currency/blockchain technologies, maritime compliance, CFIUS matters, as well as safeguarding critical mineral and metal supply chains.
He has an estimated net worth of $7.41 million, and owns 10,120 units of Eargo stock according to Form 4. He has made two trades in EAR stock since 2020, according to Form 4.
Bridgeport Private Equity acquired Turkish dried fruit and nut producer Peyman for $110 million, one of the biggest M&A transactions to hit Turkey this year. As a leading player in an industry valued at more than $2 billion annually, this deal marks another landmark acquisition by Bridgeport.