WASHINGTON, DC (July 6, 2022) – Morrison Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Rachel Fiorill has joined its national security and global risk and crisis management groups as counsel in Washington, D.C. Fiorill brings to the firm varied experience working on economic sanctions, including compliance, investigations, enforcement, and due diligence, from the perspective of previous experience with the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control ( OFAC) and the private sector.

Fiorill joins Morrison Foerster from another leading global law firm, where she has advised US and global corporations on economic sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML ), anti-corruption and export control. She has assisted global financial institutions and investment, technology and financial services companies with various sanctions and BSA/AML-related investigations by the US Department of Justice, OFAC, federal regulators and Congress. , as well as the New York Department. Financial Services.

“Rachel’s extensive experience in Sanctions, BSA/AML and Export Controls will enable her to guide our clients through their most complex issues globally,” said John Smith, co-director of the very appreciated by the cabinet’s national security. “His blend of OFAC law enforcement and private practice experience will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

Prior to her most recent role in private practice, Fiorill served as Chief of OFAC’s Enforcement Section, where she developed an in-depth knowledge of economic sanctions laws and regulations. At OFAC, she led the investigations and resolutions of hundreds of enforcement actions, including several groundbreaking civil monetary penalties. Fiorill served as the Investigations Coordinator for the Ukraine, Russia, and Syria Law Enforcement Division and developed particular expertise in OFAC sanctions against Iran while representing the Law Enforcement Division. enforcement in matters of implementation of the agency-wide Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. She is the third former OFAC official to join the Washington, D.C. office in recent years, following in the footsteps of former OFAC Director John Smith; Andrea Delisi, former OFAC Deputy Chief Counsel; and Brandon Van Grack, who oversaw criminal investigations of sanctions and export control issues during his tenure at the Justice Department.

“I am extremely excited to join the company’s national security team,” said Fiorill. “I look forward to joining my colleagues at Morrison Foerster and leveraging my experiences at OFAC and in private practice to help our clients navigate the complex and rapidly changing environment of sanctions and controls. export that we are currently experiencing.”

Prior to joining OFAC, Rachel spent many years in private practice managing a wide range of regulatory issues related to economic sanctions and export controls, as well as white collar and other defense matters. She received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, her MPP from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and her BA from Brandeis University.

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