The Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group is proud to announce that J. Scott Maberry, Thaddeus R. McBride, Reid Whitten and Mark Jensen have joined Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office.

A trusted adviser to top-tier clients in international business, Scott‘s expertise includes counseling and litigation in export controls, anti-terrorism, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), munitions controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott controls, and Customs.  He represents clients before the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security (“BIS”), the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”), the International Trade Commission (“ITC”), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), the U.S. Department of Justice, federal courts and grand jury proceedings, and World Trade Organization (“WTO”), North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) dispute resolution panels. He also represents clients in U.S. international trade enforcement and regulatory actions and in negotiations and dispute resolution under the WTO and NAFTA and other multilateral and bilateral agreements.  Scott can be reached at and by telephone at (202) 469-4975.

Thad represents U.S. and non-U.S. companies and individuals in international trade regulatory, compliance, investigative, and enforcement matters involving U.S. economic sanctions and economic embargoes, U.S. export controls (ITAR, EAR, and others), the FCPA, the CFIUS, U.S. anti-boycott controls, anti-money laundering and other banking controls (“FinCEN”), U.S. Customs and other import controls, USA Patriot Act requirements and compliance, WTO, NAFTA, and other multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, and U.S. international trade enforcement and regulatory actions. Thad can be reached at and by telephone at (202) 469-4976.

Reid’s practice focuses on international trade compliance and investigation work.  He advises clients on detecting and deterring potential compliance issues with U.S. and international anti-corruption laws, export controls, and sanctions regulations. Reid can be reached at and by telephone at (202) 469-4978.

Mark has focused his practice on areas of law related to international business, including U.S. economic sanctions, U.S. export controls, the ITAR, the FCPA and other international anti-bribery statutes, U.S. customs, and matters before CFIUS involving investment in the United States by non-U.S. persons.  Mark has experience in counseling clients, developing and implementing compliance programs, preparing license applications and other filings for U.S. government agencies, conducting investigations internally and before U.S. government agencies, and negotiating resolutions with U.S. government agencies. Mark can be reached at and by telephone at (202) 469-4979.

Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group now consists of 16 partners, 5 special counsel, 16 associates, and 12 legal assistants who are resident in California and Washington, D.C.  Practice Group lawyers are admitted to practice in 10 states – California, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts, New Jersey – and the District of Columbia.