Kristofer G. Readling
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Kristofer Readling, an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice group, focuses on sanctions and export control issues and investigations, having most recently served as an Enforcement Officer in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). At OFAC, Kristofer investigated violations of various U.S. sanctions programs, led large, complex enforcement cases, developed and implemented novel investigative strategies and enforcement theories, and negotiated settlements. His cases involved exports of controlled U.S.-origin content to sanctioned countries, trade-based extensions of credit to sanctioned Russian entities, sanctions evasion attempts by Iranian businesses, and international mergers and acquisitions involving prior corporate dealings with sanctioned persons. To support OFAC’s mission, Kristofer advised OFAC staff on difficult issues with few legal or policy precedents and helped to establish many OFAC Enforcement precedents by bringing novel public actions against U.S. and foreign companies for violations of U.S. sanctions.