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

J. Scott Maberry


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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Bid Protests
  • Claims
  • Contract Cost Accounting
  • Exports and Export-Related Controls
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - FCPA
  • Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts
  • Multiple Award Schedule Contracting
  • The False Claims Act and Related "White Collar" Issues
  • International Practice
  • International Trade
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
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

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 2007-2013

· Chambers Global 2008-2012

· Chambers USA 2007-2013


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


· "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. Rob, Jr. et al)

Global Trade Law Blog Postings

· "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 Postings

· "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


· "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, D.C., 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 D.C., 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, D.C., November 24, 2005

· "Prosecuting Arms Brokering Cases: The Lessons of Yakou," American Conference Institute, Washington, D.C., October 18, 2005

· "Managing Sanctions Risk in the Global Enterprise," IQPC, Houston, TX, March 1, 2005


· Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer, March 20, 2013, Satellite Export Control Update

· Lunch with your Government Contracts Lawyer, November 13, 2012, Compliance with the FCPA

· Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer, June 19, 2012, Current Export Control Compliance Issues

· Global Export Control Forum Happy Hour, May 23, 2011

· 2011 Emerging Export Control and International Trade Law Issues: CLE Program and Cabernets of the World, April 21, 2011, Palo Alto Wine Networking Series


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Shedding Light on CFIUS: Appeals Court Holds That CFIUS Review Lacks Constitutional Due Process
Mark L. Jensen,J. Scott Maberry,Robert L. Magielnicki,Thaddeus Rogers McBride,Brian D. Weimer, July 24, 2014
In a stunning ruling issued on July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and the subsequent unwinding of the investment deprived the foreign investor of due process under the 5th...

Russian Against Time: New Sanctions and Lowered Expectations as Ukraine Crisis Continues
J. Scott Maberry,Matthew L. Riemer, May 12, 2014
There’s no end in sight for the turmoil in Ukraine. And there’s no end in sight for international sanctions against Russia for causing that turmoil. As sanctions escalate, so will the collateral damage. New sanctions announced on April 28, 2014 will not only affect Russia and Ukraine,...

The Gloves are Off: U.S. Sanctions Block Aggressors in Crimea
J. Scott Maberry,Cheryl Palmeri, March 19, 2014
In response to Russia’s military presence in the Crimean region of Ukraine, President Obama issued an Executive Order (“EO”) on March 6, 2014, authorizing the blocking of property of individuals and entities involved in the political destabilization of Ukraine. The EO provides...
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Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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