Eytan J. Fisch's practice focuses on economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and general compliance and regulatory matters.
Mr. Fisch joined Skadden after nearly six years with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he held a variety of senior positions. Most recently, 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.
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. Between October 2013 and January 2015, 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.
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 Stuart A. Levey — 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.
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.