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David M. Luna

Office of Anti-Crime Programs, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of State
Senior Director for National Security and Diplomacy

David M. Luna helps coordinate diplomatic initiatives on national security and threat convergence including international organized crime, corruption, money laundering, terrorist financing, IPR enforcement, consumer counterfeits, cybersecurity/cybercrime, environmental crime (wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illicit fisheries; climate change and national security),  and smuggling/trafficking crimes that impact the US homeland, and destabilize global security and world order. He has worked with governments, international organizations, private sector, and NGOs throughout the world to strengthen the rule of law and criminal justice systems to improve the state of the world, secure an enduring peace, build tomorrow's growth markets and investment frontiers, and nurture an inclusive, sustainable, green future for communities by addressing global threats/navigating geo-security risks. He has participated in numerous global summits, multilateral and inter-governmental meetings and initiatives including involving the United Nations, NATO, World Bank, G7/G20, EU, OECD, APEC, ASEAN, OAS, Arab League, and other fora.

Mr. Luna’s former professional stints include the United States Congress and the following U.S. Government Executive agencies: Director, Transnational Threats and Illicit Networks (Anti-Crime Programs), INL; Director for Anticorruption and Governance Initiatives, INL; Special Advisor for the Rule of Law, INL/Secretary's Rule of Law Coordinator Office, U.S. Department of State; Assistant Counsel to the President, Office of the Counsel to the President, The White House; Special Assistant for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor; and Special Assistant to the Special Counsel, Committee on Banking, United States Senate. 

Mr. Luna is Chair of the OECD Task Force on Charting Illicit Trade; Co-Chair of G7 Roma-Lyon Group of Experts on Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking; co-Chair of the U.S.-China JLG Anticorruption Working Group; Member of Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime; and Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade and Organized Crime.

Mr. Luna is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.