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J. Scott Maberry

Washington, DC
F: +1.202.747.3813



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1993
  • M.S., Georgetown University, 1993
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1988
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
Thought Leadership


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Scott 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 counsels clients and litigates disputes in the areas of export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-terrorism, economic sanctions, anti-boycott controls, anti-money laundering (AML), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), trade remedies including antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) matters, 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), Department of Commerce Import Administration; Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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.


  • Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2018-2019
  • Chambers Global 2008-2018
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer 2007-2017
  • Chambers USA 2007-2018

Thought Leadership


  • "U.S. Export Controls and the Cloud," in Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook, 2018 Edition (forthcoming), Thomson Reuters Westlaw, 2016 (with Curtis M. Dombek, Reid S. Whitten, Fatema K. Merchant, and Lisa C. Mays)
  • "5 Steps to Obtaining an Exemption under President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs," Lexology, March 14, 2018
  • "Importers Beware: 10 Things You Must Know About the Emergence of High-Stakes Customs Audits, Lexology, March 8, 2018
  • "Seeking Foreign Investors for Your Tech Startup? Congress Says, "Not So Fast"," Lexology, January 10, 2018
  • "Close, But No Cigar? Trump, Cuba and the Way Forward..." WorldECR, March 6, 2017
  • "Revival of Age of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Cases," Lorman, November 2016
  • "Those Three Little Words: OFAC’s Subtle Language Shift Could Create Sweeping Change on Iran Investment," National Law Review, October 11, 2016
  • "Export Administration Regulations," in Handbook of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, American Bar Association Section on International Law 2016 (with Mark E. Sagrans, Reid S. Whitten, Fatema K. Merchant, and Lisa C. Mays)
  • "Layover in Tehran: United States Authorizes Carriers to Land Civil Aircraft in Iran," Lexology, August 17, 2016 (with Reid S. Whitten)
  • "The Revival of the Age of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Cases," Lexology, August 17, 2016 (With Lisa C. Mays)
  • "US and EU Iran Sanctions Lifted: How to Proceed in the Aviation Sector?" January 20, 2016 (With Paul Briggs, Brian Mulier, and Reid S. Whitten)
  • "When Voluntary Self-Disclosure Isn’t so Voluntary: SEC Says Self-Disclose or Forfeit Non-Prosecution and Deferred Prosecution," Lexology, January 6, 2016 (With MaryJeanette Dee, Lisa C. Mays)
  • "Shedding Light on CFIUS: Appeals Court Holds That CFIUS Review Lacks Constitutional Due Process," Chinese Outbound Newsletter - September 17, 2014
  • "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)
  • "Profit Counting: The Pfizer FCPA Settlement," Law360, August 27, 2012 (with Mark. L. Jensen)
  • "Paying Attention During ICE 'Outreach' Visits," Law360, April 17, 2012
  • "Doing Business in the U.A.E.," American Business Council of Dubai, Summer 2010 (with Thaddeus R. McBride, Mark Bisch, Stan Rice)
  • "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) 
  • "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

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Business Insights: Trade Wars," World Economic Forum, July 24, 2018
  • "Winning in the United States: Key Legal Topics for 2018," Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai, India, February
  • Moderator, "Global Trade Spotlight – Spotlight on Global Regulatory Initiatives Impacting on International Trade Compliance across the Globe," A.C.E.S. Compliance Summit, April 19, 2017
  • "International Collaborations," Association of University Export Control Officers (AUECO) Annual Meeting (with Patrick Schlesinger), Philadelphia, May 23, 2016
  • "U.S. and Indian Bilateral Investment Treaties: How the Models Compare," U.S.-India Business Council Webinar (with Jyoti Sagar) February 17, 2016
  • "Emerging Trends in International Trade Compliance," National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 12, 2015
  • "Exploring US-Cuba Export Regulations," U.S.-Cuba Corporate Counsel Summit, New York, March 24, 2015
  • "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



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