David Peyman

Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Office of Threat Finance and Sanctions, U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)

David Peyman is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions. In this capacity, Mr. Peyman leads the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation and the Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures.

Mr. Peyman was formerly the Global Head of Sanctions for BlackRock, Inc., where he led the sanctions compliance framework for over $6 trillion in assets under management and offices in 30 countries. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Peyman was a Special Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Attorney General of California. During his service as a prosecutor, Mr. Peyman was also an adjunct law professor at Southwestern Law School, where he taught a course on Government Investigations and Prosecutions. He began his law career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.

Mr. Peyman was a senior sanctions advisor to United Against Nuclear Iran. Mr. Peyman also served as Jewish Affairs and Outreach Director for the Trump-Pence campaign and on the Presidential Transition Team. He obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude, received the Chancellor’s Service Award and was the class commencement speaker. He speaks fluent Persian.