Rochelle Stern advises clients on all issues relating to US and international economic sanctions and asset blocking programs. She has extensive experience dealing with OFAC and in interpreting and applying the statutes, executive orders and regulations that impose sanctions on target countries and governments, terrorist and their supporters, weapons of mass destruction proliferators and their supporters, narcotics traffickers, international criminal organizations and others.

Rochelle joined DLA Piper as Of Counsel after serving for 25 years in the Departments of the Treasury and State, working primarily on sanctions issues from different perspectives. She served for 14 years in Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, including as Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, Assistant Director for Policy and Acting Chief of Licensing. She also served for seven years in Treasury’s General Counsel’s Office, where she began her career in the Honors Program and where she was responsible for the drafting and implementation of international agreements, including the Algiers Accords ending the hostage crisis; interpreting and drafting sanctions regulations; work on settlements between US banks and Iran; representing the US government in international arbitration; work on US court and foreign litigation involving asset blocking regulations and other matters. In addition, she spent three years working in the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes of the Legal Adviser’s Office, US Department of State, where she represented the U.S. government before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague.