Mr. Fisch has extensive experience representing global financial institutions and multinational companies on complex cross-border compliance and enforcement matters, including internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and administrative and enforcement proceedings. He frequently counsels U.S. and international clients on numerous aspects of U.S. economic sanctions and anti-money laundering laws, including day-to-day compliance counseling, the development and implementation of compliance programs, and issues that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Fisch joined the firm after nearly six years with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he held a variety of senior positions. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the assistant director for policy in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In this role, he managed OFAC’s policy office and worked directly with the OFAC director and the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence on the planning, development and implementation of U.S. economic sanctions.
Prior to his role as OFAC assistant director for policy, Mr. Fisch served in several leadership positions in OFAC and other offices in the Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Among these positions, he served as senior adviser to the Treasury’s first undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence and as assistant director in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. In those roles, he worked extensively with OFAC and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on a range of matters, including financial sanctions, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. Mr. Fisch received the U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary’s Meritorious Service Award in 2015.
During his time as assistant director for policy in the OFAC, Mr. Fisch played a leading role in shaping the development of new executive orders, OFAC regulations, general licenses and policy guidance across U.S. sanctions programs. He also worked closely with other governments on multilateral economic sanctions. Mr. Fisch represented the Treasury Department on the U.S. delegation to the P5 + 1 negotiations with Iran. In 2010, he also served as a member of the U.S. team that negotiated the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program agreement with the European Union. Mr. Fisch regularly speaks and writes on regulatory and enforcement issues in the areas of global economic sanctions and anti-money laundering. Recognized as a leader in export controls and economic sanctions, Mr. Fisch is ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Before joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Fisch practiced law at other firms in New York and Washington, D.C. He received a 2019 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.