Biography

Eric B. Lorber is a managing director at K2 Integrity, based in Washington, D.C. With nearly a decade of experience advising financial institutions, corporate clients, and law firms on economic sanctions, regulatory enforcement matters, and Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Finance of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance, Eric helps financial institutions and multinational companies navigate compliance regimes. He assists C-suite officers in identifying regulatory risk and works with shipping companies, energy companies, insurance firms, manufacturers, and financial institutions to limit and mitigate economic sanctions exposure, including conducting complex investigations and interfacing with regulatory and enforcement authorities on their behalf.

Eric regularly helps clients develop and implement their AML and sanctions policies and procedures. He also plays a key role in training compliance officers on sanctions and AML requirements, helping establish and implement industry-leading AML and sanctions training programs for global banks, corporates, and jurisdictional clients such as central banks and financial intelligence units.

In addition, Eric is the senior director of the Center of Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he speaks and writes regularly about key developments in economic sanctions, AML/CFT initiatives, and other regulatory matters.

Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Eric was a senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he provided strategic guidance on U.S. sanctions and AML/CFT policies. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he advised clients in the areas of international trade regulation, compliance, and anti-corruption.

His articles and commentary on sanctions and related issues have appeared widely in the press and academic journals, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He regularly testifies on sanctions-related issues before Congress, including before the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Financial Services Committee, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Eric has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he received the Noyes E. Leech Award for highest achievement in international law, and a B.A. in political science, magna cum laude and with departmental honors, from Columbia University, where he was awarded the Charles Beard Prize for academic achievement.