Selection Committee
Peter Kucik

Peter Kucik is a Managing Director in Mercury’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a trade and economic sanctions expert, providing clients with strategic advice and handling complex legislative, administrative, and regulatory matters before the federal government.

Peter worked for seven years at the U.S. TreasuryDepartment’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he was a SeniorSanctions Policy Advisor. He then was a partner in a boutique centric business advisory firm, where he worked to develop business and promote trade relationships in Myanmar, the United States, and throughout Southeast Asia.Most recently, he practiced law with a focus on sanctions compliance, export controls, litigation, and regulatory matters.

Peter has assisted companies around the world to understand and navigate U.S. trade restrictions and sanctions, to fulfill internationals tandards for transparency, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering, and labor rights, and to formulate effective corporate social responsibility programs. Peter also has extensive experience with the delisting process for individuals and entities that meet the standards for removal from the list of sanctioned Specially Designated Nationals (SDN List).

At Treasury, Peter worked with the OFAC Director, the UnderSecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), and other senior U.S.government officials to develop and implement sanctions policies and establish new regulatory schemes across OFAC programs. He supported all aspects of OFAC’s work to craft new Executive Orders, sanctions regulations, license authorizations, and policy guidance in coordination with the National SecurityCouncil, Department of State, and Department of Commerce, and engaged with theDepartment of Homeland Security and Office of the United States TradeRepresentative. Peter played a key role in the implementation of U.S. sanctions policies for Libya and Myanmar, as well as President Obama’s changes to ease restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba.

Peter has advised and briefed Congress on legislation and other sanctions matters, as well as engaged with foreign governments, international organizations, and the United Nations to provide information and technical advice regarding sanctions. He has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box andCNN’s World Business Today and is a go-to resource for The Wall Street Journal,Foreign Policy, Reuters, and Associated Press. Peter holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from William & Mary LawSchool, and he is a member of the D.C. and Maryland Bars.