Oliver M. Krischik

Oliver Krischik is a trade law attorney who focuses on representing businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations with issues surrounding economic sanctions, export controls, and financial regulations.

Mr. Krischik counsels his clients on trade compliance, licensing, and enforcement matters related to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC), and the U.S. Dept. of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). 

Mr. Krischik has represented U.S. and foreign clients in the agricultural, auto manufacturing, aviation, electronics, environmental, export/import, food, healthcare, medical, non-profit, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and travel sectors. 

Mr. Krischik assists his clients with all aspects of U.S. economic sanctions and export controls compliance, with a particular emphasis on the following:

  • Conducting risk assessments of foreign markets and regions in the context of a client’s industry
  • Evaluating the economic sanctions and export controls compliance of contemplated transactions, contracts, or courses of business
  • Designing and reviewing compliance programs for economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-boycotting for corporate and non-profit clients to limit clients’ exposure to liability
  • Advising on the applicability of sanctions and export control regulations on parties, transactions, and business plans
  • Advising on the structure of payment transfers for authorized transactions
  • Filing Requests for Interpretive Guidance and Specific License Applications with OFAC
  • Filings Commodity Classification and Export License Requests with BIS
  • Registration and License Applications with the DDTC

In the context of potential violations of economic sanctions, export controls, and other federal regulations, Mr. Krischik provides the following services:

  • Responding to Administrative Subpoenas and Government Investigations by OFAC, BIS, and the Department of Justice
  • Conducting independent investigations and audits in cases of possible sanctions violations
  • Filing Voluntary Self Disclosures with OFAC and BIS
  • Filing required reports with OFAC and BIS
  • Filing Unblocking Applications with OFAC for the release of blocked property
  • Filings Requests for Reconsideration
  • Filing Petitions for Review requesting Removal from the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List)

Mr. Krischik’s practice also encompasses general trade compliance for corporations and non-profit organizations. 

In addition, Mr. Krischik assists individuals in navigating U.S. economic sanctions applicable to personal transactions such as inheritances, immigration, and family gifts.  This may include applying for specific licenses, filing voluntary self-disclosures, or otherwise advising on the applicability of exemptions or general licenses.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University (B.A. in Politics, 2009) B.A in Psychology
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2015
  • District of Columbia, 2017

Languages

  • Spanish
Education
  • Washington and Lee University (B.A. in Politics, 2009) B.A in Psychology
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2014)
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia, 2015
  • District of Columbia, 2017
Languages
  • Spanish