Adam M. Smith

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From 2010-2015, Adam Smith served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and as the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. At OFAC he played a primary role in all aspects of the agency’s work, including briefing Congressional and private sector leadership on sanctions matters, shaping new Executive Orders, regulations, and policy guidance for both strengthening sanctions (Russia and Syria) and easing measures (Burma and Cuba), and advising on enforcement actions following sanctions violations.

Coauthor (with Richard Goldstone) of International Judicial Institutions: The Architecture of International Justice at Home and Abroad (Routledge) and coauthor of U.S., EU, and UN Sanctions (Bloomberg BNA). He is also the author of After Genocide: Bringing the Devil to Justice.

He is a Partner at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

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