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Matthew Tuchband

Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Dept of the Treasury
Deputy Chief Counsel, Foreign Assets Control
Washington, DC, USA


Matthew Tuchband is the Deputy Chief Counsel, and currently Acting Chief Counsel, for Foreign Assets Control at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this position, which he has held since 2005, he oversees thirteen attorneys responsible for legal interpretation and implementation of the various economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He joined the Office of the Chief Counsel in 1998 as an attorney-advisor focusing on the Cuba sanctions and, over time, has worked directly on every sanctions program administered by OFAC. Prior to joining Treasury, Matthew worked for three years as an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP, where he focused on matters involving international trade, Customs law, export controls, and general litigation. Matthew received a B.A. cum laude with highest honors from Brandeis University in 1991 and a J.D. cum laude from The Georgetown University Law Center in 1995.
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