Eric B. Lorber is the senior director of the Center of Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is also a Director at the Financial Integrity Network, where he advises global financial institutions on issues related to sanctions and anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance.
Previously, Eric was a senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) at the United States 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 such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. He has testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Banking Committee, and the House Financial Services Committee on sanctions-related issues, and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Eric graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he received the Noyes E. Leech Award for highest achievement in international law. 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.