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David L.
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David Goldwyn, former special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs at the U.S. State Department, advises clients on legal and regulatory issues facing the energy and extractive industries. He has a deep understanding of offshore development, shale gas production in the United States and abroad, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure, presidential pipeline permits, imports and pipeline issues, Jones Act matters, trade sanctions in the energy sphere, federal government review of investments made by non-U.S. companies and renewable energy initiatives.

David is also founder and president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international firm providing non-legal consulting services to businesses, governments and nongovernmental organizations regarding policy, political and strategic issues affecting the energy and extractive industries. His extensive government experience includes serving as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001); counselor to the secretary of energy (1998-1999); national security deputy to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-1998); chief of staff to the under secretary of state for political affairs (1993-1997); and an attorney-adviser in the office of the legal adviser at the State Department (1991-1992).

Professional Activities

Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Member, National Petroleum Council
Alternate Member, US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Council
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, New York State Bar Association
Former Chairman, Board of Global Giving

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, Associate Editor, New York University Law Review
  • M.P.A., Princeton University
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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