Peter Kucik, a seven-year veteran of the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, has joined Mercury as managing director in DC.
He will help clients deal with sanctions policies, as well as litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.
During the Obama administration, Kucik helped craft US sanctions on Libya and Myanmar. He also handled the easing of travel and remittances restrictions to Cuba.
At OFAC, Kucik coordinated its work with the National Security Council and the Departments of State and Commerce.
Toby Moffett, Mercury co-chair, said Kucik’s “track record of success in navigating the most complex regulatory landscapes makes him a natural fit for our team as governments around the globe are reassessing how to treat each other’s large companies.”
Omnicom owns Mercury.