David Levine is an associate in the Global Trade & Investment Group based in Washington, DC. He advises clients on international trade and government regulations, with a focus on national security-related matters including U.S. economic sanctions, export controls, CFIUS, and FARA. David has conducted internal investigations for, and advised clients from, the defense, technology, financial, and medical device industries related to compliance with a variety of statutory and regulatory obligations.
Prior to joining Willkie, Mr. Levine was an attorney with the National Security Division, Office of Intelligence at the U.S. Department of Justice where he provided legal support for complex counterintelligence investigations and represented the government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, with a focus on cases that involved novel technologies and intelligence collection methods. David also served as an attorney in the FARA Enforcement Unit and as a member of the FARA Reform Working Group, where he drafted proposals for the revision and amendment of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and its implementing regulations.
Prior to his service at the Department of Justice, Mr. Levine worked for two large, international law firms where he assisted clients with a wide range of international and domestic legal issues. He represented clients before domestic administrative agencies, federal courts, and international tribunals at both the initial and appellate stages in disputes that implicated domestic, foreign, and international law. He has counseled clients on a variety of regulatory matters, including those involving the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
Before law school, Mr. Levine was an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force. He deployed in support of multiple combat operations and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the USAF Commendation Medal, and the USAF Achievement Medal.