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)
  • Litigation
  • Securities Enforcement
  • 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


•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 2007-2014

Publications & News


•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

•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


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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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Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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