David Wolff, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2548
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-2595

David (Dj) Wolff is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and a consultant with C&M International, the firm's trade policy affiliate.

At Crowell & Moring, he practices in the International Trade and Government Contracts practice groups. Dj's international trade practice covers compliance with export control, sanctions and antiboycott regimes, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, where he advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients on all aspects of their engagement with these agencies, including classification and jurisdiction questions, drafting voluntary disclosures and representing clients during enforcement and investigation proceedings. Dj's trade practice also covers all aspects of U.S. Customs law where he represents U.S. importers on matters including valuation, classification and origin. Dj also assistis multi-national companies in the use, management and optimization of trade preference programs, such as free trade agreements (e.g., NAFTA, KORUS, TPP, etc) and other duty preference programs (e.g., GSP) both in the United States and globally.

Dj's government contracts practice includes regulatory compliance, contract claims and agency investigations. He also regularly assists government contract clients to conduct their due diligence and recognize and mitigate government contracts-associated risks during the merger and acquisition process.

Dj also works as a consultant with Crowell & Moring's affiliate, C&M International, where he assists clients with international market access issues and represents clients through the multinational negotiation and national implementation of treaties. Dj also regularly represents clients doing business in the Asia-Pacific in developing and advancing initiatives through the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

Dj maintains an active pro bono docket advising nonprofits on export controls and sanctions matters related to providing medical services in embargoed destinations and is responsible for Crowell & Moring's weekly tutoring program with the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a D.C. Charter school with a pre-law focus, where he sits on its Junior Committee.

Dj received his J.D. from Stanford University, a masters of science in international relations, with merit, from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor of arts from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, with a double major in government and economics modified with history.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, and the Court of International Trade

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  • U.S. Enforces Anti-Boycotting Laws
    November 2011 — WorldECR

    Washington, D.C.-based International Trade Group associate, David “DJ” Wolff, speaks to World Export Controls Review (WorldECR)about the recent slew of anti-boycott settlements announced by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)  for alleged anti-boycotting law violations. U.S. anti-boycott laws prohibit U.S. persons from acting with intent to comply with or support unsanctioned foreign boycotts. In the vast majority of cases, this means the boycott against Israel by the Arab League or other countries.

    According to Wolff, “While larger companies fielding sophisticated compliance teams are on top of U.S. laws, dangers lurk for those smaller companies who may not know anything about the Arab League, the boycott, or the boycotting laws and run the risk of violating the sanctions without having any intention to ostracize Israel.”

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