Dustin Palmer

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Washington, DC

Previous Experience

  • Senior Advisor to the General Counsel, Senior Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence, Department of the Treasury 
  • Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 
  • Clerk to Judge Karen J. Williams, Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

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Dustin Palmer

Managing Director

Dustin advises Promontory clients on a host of compliance and enforcement matters, with particular emphasis on anti-money laundering, sanctions, and financial crimes.


Before joining Promontory, Dustin was Senior Advisor to the General Counsel and Senior Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. At Treasury, he advised senior officials on issues such as AML/CFT policy, economic sanctions, and anti-bribery and -corruption. He was a key attorney in setting up the Troubled Asset Relief Program, executive compensation rules, and other aspects of the government’s financial recovery and stability plans. Dustin was also integrally involved in interpreting and establishing data protection and privacy standards, including being part of an international negotiating team dealing with the sharing of personal data between Europe and the United States. Prior to his tenure at Treasury, he worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the Office of Legal Counsel, working closely with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on their AML and smuggling investigations. Earlier in his career, Dustin was an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a clerk to Judge Karen J. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


  •  J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  •  B.A., economics, Brigham Young University

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  •  John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School

Representative Engagements

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