Andrea Delisi is a member of Morrison & Foerster’s National Security and Global Risk + Crisis Management groups, and her practice focuses on economic sanctions, investigations, export controls, international trade, compliance, enforcement, and other national security-related matters. Andrea’s arrival to the firm follows almost a decade of service at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she served most recently as Assistant Chief Counsel in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the agency in charge of the implementation and enforcement of U.S. economic sanctions.
During her tenure at OFAC, first as an Attorney-Advisor and then as Assistant Chief Counsel, Andrea advised the office and its leadership on a range of complex legal issues regarding U.S. economic sanctions, including matters of national urgency on Venezuela, Syria, Iran, WMD proliferators, and terrorism-related programs. She drafted Presidential executive orders, regulations, and regulatory guidance, and reviewed and interpreted statutes, legislative proposals, regulations, judicial decisions, and executive branch documents and policies relating to all of OFAC’s activities. Andrea worked with other divisions within OFAC, the Treasury Department, and other government agencies to coordinate implementation of economic sanctions and related regulations, and she advised OFAC regarding enforcement and civil penalty actions, regulatory, licensing, and compliance matters, and listing and delisting actions. Such extensive experience allows Andrea to offer clients in the financial services, technology, trade, and energy sectors, among others, an unmatched insider enforcement, compliance, and regulatory perspective across U.S. sanctions, export controls, and other national security-related issues.
Andrea earned her J.D. from The University of Texas Law School and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She began her legal career as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a global law firm, where she advised clients on U.S. sanctions and export control laws and regulations and represented these clients before the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, and State. Prior to her legal career, Andrea spent two years working in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Office of the High Representative (OHR), where she advised on issues of judicial reform, refugee return, and economic development.Show More