J. Scott Maberry: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

J. Scott Maberry


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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts
  • Investigations & International Trade
  • Committee on
  • Foreign Investment in the
  • United States (CFIUS)
  • Exports and Export-Related Controls
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • International Reach
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Litigation
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • Securities Enforcement
  • White Collar Defense and
  • Corporate Investigations
Mailing Address2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, District of Columbia, 20006-6801
University Northwestern University, B.S., 1988; Georgetown University, M.S., 1993
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1993
Admitted1994, New York; 1996, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of International Trade


•American Bar Association - National Institute on Economic Sanctions, Co-Chair; Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee, Co-Chair; International Trade Steering Committee


Mr. Maberry is an International Trade partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Maberry's expertise includes counseling and litigation in export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-terrorism, economic sanctions, anti-boycott controls, and Customs. He also represents clients in negotiations and dispute resolution under the World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and other multilateral and bilateral agreements.

His practice includes representing 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 U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), federal courts and grand jury proceedings, and WTO and NAFTA dispute resolution panels.


•Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer 2007-2015
Chambers Global 2008-2012, 2015
Chambers USA 2007-2015


•Chinese Outbound Newsletter - September 2014

September 17, 2014
• Ways to Avoid The Pitfalls Of Expanding Abroad, Law360, December 6, 2013 (with Mark L. Jensen)
•Co-authored chapter, U.S. Export Controls and the Cloud, Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook, 2013 Edition, Thomson Reuters Westlaw, 2013 (with Thaddeus R. McBride, Curtis M. Dombek, Cheryl Palmeri, Mark L. Jensen and Reid Whitten)
• A Rising Voice on FCPA Compliance - the Court, Law360, June 24, 2013 (with Mark L. Jensen)
• FCPA, Due Process, and Jurisdictional Overreach by the DOJ and SEC, American Bar Association Criminal Litigation E-Newsletter, June 12, 2013 (with Bruce J. Casino)
• FCPA Overreach? Courts Address Personal Jurisdiction In Cases Against Foreign Defendants, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 2013
• Q&A With Sheppard Mullin's Scott Maberry, Law360, April 1, 2013
• What's in the New FCPA Guide, American Bar Association Criminal Litigation E-Newsletter, March 13, 2013 (with Bruce J. Casino)
• U.S. sanctions on Iran: an update, World Export Control Review, March 2013 (with Thaddeus R. McBride and Matthew L. Riemer)
• U.S. Sanctions Update: The Freeze Deepens In Iran And Syria; The Thaw Continues In Burma, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 2012 (with Thaddeus R. McBride)
• Profit Counting: The Pfizer FCPA Settlement, Law360, August 27, 2012 (with Mark. L. Jensen)
• Export Administration Regulations, in Handbook of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, American Bar Association Section on International Law (forthcoming, 2012) (with Thaddeus R. McBride)
• Paying Attention During ICE 'Outreach' Visits, Law360, April 17, 2012
• Getting Specific About FCPA Compliance, Law360, June 29, 2011 (with Thaddeus R. McBride, Mark L. Jensen and Corey Phelps)
• Doing Business in the U.A.E., American Business Council of Dubai, Summer 2010 (with Thaddeus R. McBride, Mark Bisch, Stan Rice)
• U.K. Bank Pays $350 Million for U.S. Sanctions Violation, In-House Lawyer, May 1, 2009 (with Thaddeus R. McBride)
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Growing Teeth, Champion (the magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), August 2006 (with Kathryn Keneally and Kenneth M. Breen)
• International Trade Controls: Year in Review, International Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 2, Summer 2006 (with J. Daniel Chapman, Eric F. Hinton and Thaddeus R. McBride)
• U.S. Trade Controls on Libya: Recent Developments, Middle Eastern Business Strategies, February 2005
• Battleground for Business? Engaging in Iraq Reconstruction, European Lawyer, May 2003
• Foreign Investment Reviews: Trust But Verify, Legal Week Global, December 2002 (with Larry G. Franceski)
• Export Control Compliance in a Dynamic Regulatory Environment, Corporate Counselor's Deskbook, M. Epstein, ed., 5th Ed., 2002 (with Bruce H. Turnbull and Kristin G. King)
• Import Regulation: Customs Compliance and Trade Remedies, Corporate Counselor's Deskbook, M. Epstein, ed., 5th Ed., 2002 (with Stuart M. Rosen and John M. Ryan)
• Accession to the World Trade Organization, 1 ABA Central & East European Law Initiative International Trade Regulation Concept Paper, 1995 (with Charles E. Roh, Jr. et al)

Global Trade Law Blog Posts
• The Schrems Decision: How the End of Safe Harbor Affects Your FCPA Compliance Plan, November 12, 2015
• Iran Nuclear Deal Clears Senate Obstacle, But Will “Snap-Back” Bite? September 17, 2015
• Implementation Day: Do the Rules Let You Play in the New Ballgame for Business in Iran? July 16, 2015
• A Break From the Past: Historic Deal with Iran Marks A New Day in U.S.-Iran Relations, July 14, 2015
• America Turns A Page: Cuba Removed From U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism, May 29, 2015
• A Carriage of Justice: Obama to Remove Cuba from Terrorist Sponsor List, April 15, 2015
• UPDATE: Iran Nuclear Deal, April 3, 2015
• 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Import From Cuba, April 1, 2015
• Havana Hold Your Hand: Reaching Out to Cuban Entrepreneurs, January 16, 2015
• The First Law of International Dynamics: Sanctions May Be Transformed But Never Created or Destroyed, January 15, 2015
• A New Latitude: Charting a Course for Cuba, December 17, 2014
• Military Electronics Export Reform: Let the Chips Fall Where They May, December 4, 2014
• New U.S. Restrictions on Russia: OFAC Guidance and Industry-Specific Sanctions, September 18, 2014
• Shedding Light on CFIUS: Appeals Court Holds That CFIUS Review Lacks Constitutional Due Process, July 18, 2014
• Shelter from the Coming Storm: Anti-Corruption Compliance in European Public Procurement, July 15, 2014
• BNP Paribas and La Resistance: Why Compliance is not Capitulation and Cooperation Could Save an Economy, June 12, 2014
• Russian Against Time: New Sanctions and Lowered Expectations as Ukraine Crisis Continues, May 1, 2014
• The Gloves are Off: U.S. Sanctions Block Aggressors in Crimea, March 10, 2014
• Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection: For America Only, November 13, 2013
• Politics and Consequences: An Update on U.S. Sanctions Against Iran, October 9, 2013
• ECR Series Episode VI: The One With Ewoks (And New Rules On Satellites), October 9, 2013
• Export Control Reform Series Episode IV: The New Definition of 'Specially Designed, ' August 5, 2013
• A Rising Voice on FCPA Compliance: The Court, June 6, 2013
• OFAC Continues to Expand the Scope of Iranian Sanctions, June 6, 2013
• OFAC Gets Hot, Bothered on Iran and Cuba: How Economic Sanctions Work Today, May 7, 2013
• New “Beast” Rules Lessen the Export Control Burden, May 7, 2013
• Streamlining the System: More Baby Steps Toward Reducing Export Compliance Burdens, April 2, 2013
• New Law Expands Scope of Iran Sanctions In New Ways, February 14, 2013
• New Law To Assess Iranian Activities in the Americas, February 14, 2013
• What's In the New FCPA Resource Guide: Some Welcome Clarity and Unexpected Muddling, December 6, 2012
• Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations Impose New Restrictions on U.S. Business in Iran, November 20, 2012
• Sanctions on Foreign Subsidiaries Implemented Under Iran Threat Reduction Act, October 19, 2012
• Loosening Up: New Developments in Sanctions Against Myanmar, May 1, 2012
• Export Control Settlements Highlight the Need to Pay Attention During “Outreach” Visits, April 5, 2012
• On The List, Off The Menu: How 5 Major ITAR Shippers Disappeared, March 14, 2012

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts
• OFAC Issues Cuban Asset Control Regulations Focused on the U.S. Financial Sector, January 22, 2015
• Aiming for a Moving Target: Bad and Good News on Changing Iran Sanctions, December 9, 2011
• Trading Up: Newly Implemented North Korea and Libya Sanctions, July 15, 2011

Speaking Engagements

• Export Control Reform Level Set: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed?, Momentum Event Group webinar, July 8, 2014
• Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Outlook for the Prosecution of Complex Cases, Bird & Bird's Aerospace, Defence and Security seminar, London, England, February 12, 2014
• Preparing Your Operations for Mergers & Acquisitions - Identifying Red Flags and Effective Due Diligence Practices to Ensure a Successful Transaction, The ITAR Summit: Winter Edition, Momentum Event Group, Irving, TX, January 27-28, 2014
• ITAR and EAR Compliance Review and Investigations: Conducting Internal Audits and Determining Whether to Disclose Potential Violations to Mitigate Penalties, Strafford Webinar, June 26, 2013
•Moderator, What Keeps You Up at Night? Addressing the Top 5 Export Compliance Challenges Facing the Defense Industry in an Evolving Regulatory Environment, The ITAR Summit, Momentum Event Group, Washington, DC, June 24-25, 2013
• Export Controls and Overseas Campuses, The Impact of Export Controls on Higher Education Scientific Institutions Conference, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 2013
•Moderator, Understanding Export Control, 2013 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association Annual Conference and ECExpo, Orlando, FL, March 25, 2013
• Minimizing Third Party Risks: Effective Due Diligence and Compliance Controls for Managing Agents, Resellers and Distributors, ACI Global Export Controls Forum, Washington, DC, May 24, 2012
• Defining and Preventing Prohibited Facilitation, ACI OFAC Boot Camp, New York, NY, December 1, 2011
• Export Controls and What You Need To Know Today in International Business, Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2011
• Litigation Trends 2009: U.S. Government Investigation of Bribery and Exports, Washington Metropolitan Association of Corporate Counsel, November 20, 2008
• The Long Arm of U.S. Law: The Confluence of Sanctions and Anti-Bribery Investigations, Directors Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2008; Dallas, TX, September 26, 2008
• U.S. Economic Sanctions: Current Developments, ABA National Institute on Economic Sanctions, Washington, DC, November 24, 2005
• Prosecuting Arms Brokering Cases: The Lessons of Yakou, ” American Conference Institute, Washington, DC, October 18, 2005
• Managing Sanctions Risk in the Global Enterprise, IQPC, Houston, TX, March 1, 2005


•Timely Topics Facing Indian Lawyers and Chief Legal Officers

Hosted by Sheppard Mullin and the USIBC

December 14, 2015
•Timely Topics Facing Indian Lawyers and Chief Legal Officers

Hosted by Sheppard Mullin and the USIBC

December 8, 2015
•The ACES Summit 2015

McLean, VA, April 2015
•U.S. - Cuba Corporate Counsel Summit

Convene Old Slip, New York, March 24, 2015
•MCLE Credit Crunch

January 27, 2015
•A New Latitude - Charting a Course for Cuba


January 6, 2015
•Forewarned is Forearmed

Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the UK Aerospace and Defense Industry

July 1, 2014
•U.S. Trade Controls: What You Need to Know in 2014

Live Webinar

Via The Knowledge Group, May 9, 2014
•Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Outlook for the Prosecution of Complex Cases

Sheppard Mullin with Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird, London, February 12, 2014
•Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer

Satellite Export Control Update

Sheppard Mullin Washington, D.C. office, March 20, 2013
•Lunch with your Government Contracts Lawyer

Compliance with the FCPA

Sheppard Mullin Washington DC office, November 13, 2012
•Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer

Current Export Control Compliance Issues

Sheppard Mullin Washington DC, June 19, 2012
•Global Export Control Forum Happy Hour

Washington D.C., May 23, 2011
•2011 Emerging Export Control and International Trade Law Issues: CLE Program and Cabernets of the World

Palo Alto Wine Networking Series

The Palo Alto Office, April 21, 2011


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Havana Hold Your Hand: Reaching Out to Cuban Entrepreneurs
J. Scott Maberry,Fatema K. Merchant, February 25, 2015
New regulations on Cuba enter into force today, only 29 days after President Obama promised them. The liberalized provisions focus on support for private sector actors in Cuba.

Military Electronics Export Reform: Let the Chips Fall Where They May
J. Scott Maberry,Reid Whitten, February 25, 2015
Every time there is a new round of reforms under the President’s Export Control Reform initiative, we hear the same advice:

OFAC Issues Cuban Asset Control Regulations Focused on the U.S. Financial Sector
Curtis M. Dombek,J. Scott Maberry, February 25, 2015
On January 15, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to implement changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014.

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2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100
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