Ronald A. Oleynik is a partner practicing in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office in the area of international trade regulation. His experience includes a broad range of Sanctions, Customs, export and international trade matters.
Mr. Oleynik has substantial experience in assisting clients in complying with U.S. trade embargoes and economic sanctions programs involving countries such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Sudan. Mr. Oleynik works frequently with the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which is responsible for implementing, administering and enforcing sanctions regulations that restrict business transactions involving designated countries and their nationals.
In the area of U.S. export control, Mr. Oleynik counsels a broad range of clients on licensing, compliance, and enforcement issues under the export control regimes of the departments of State, Commerce and Treasury.
In the area of Customs, his experience includes custom classification and valuation, rules of origin, and special duty programs such as GSP, NAFTA, CBI, and CBPTA; as well as trade policy representation before the Executive Branch and Congress regarding the WTO, CBI, CBPTA, FTAA, and other trade multi- and bi-lateral trade negotiations.
Mr. Oleynik has considerable experience in the area of anti-bribery laws. He counsels clients regarding compliance and enforcement issues related to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In this regard, he has helped a broad range of companies establish effective programs to address the risks inherent in operating in certain parts of the world and counsels those companies on the wide range of FCPA issues that arise on a daily basis.
Mr. Oleynik is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Customs and International Trade Bar Association, and the American Society of International Law.
Mr. Oleynik earned his B.A. in political science in 1982 from the University of Connecticut, his M.A. in international affairs in 1984 from The George Washington University, and his J.D. in 1990 from The George Washington University Law School.