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Sheppard Mullin Adds International Trade Partner Duo

Team Expands Firm's Signature Government Contracts Practice; Washington, D.C. Office Grows

April 1, 2011

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has expanded its Washington, D.C. office with the addition of two partners.  J. Scott Maberry and Thaddeus Rogers McBride join Sheppard Mullin from Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C., where Maberry headed the firm's International Trade practice. 

"We are pleased to welcome Scott and Thad.  They are tremendously talented and respectively bring a wide range of international trade experience," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.  "We have an extremely strong government regulatory practice, and Scott and Thad further strengthen our firm's capabilities." 

"Thad and I look forward to joining Sheppard Mullin, a top-notch full service firm with a premier government contracts group," Maberry commented.  "We are excited by the firm's commitment to client service, and we value the firm's culture of entrepreneurship, inclusiveness, and transparency." 

A trusted adviser to top-tier clients in international business, Maberry'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 WTO and 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 World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and other multilateral and bilateral agreements.  Maberry received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1993, a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1993, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University in 1988.

McBride 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 (OFAC), U.S. export controls (ITAR, EAR, and others), the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), U.S. anti-boycott controls (OAC and U.S. Treasury Department), 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.  McBride received a J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 2000, and a BA from Princeton University in 1995. 

Sheppard Mullin has more than 50 attorneys based in its Washington, D.C. office.  The firm's Government Contracts practice group includes 50 attorneys. 

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with 560 attorneys in 11 offices located in the United States and Asia.  Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.  In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.