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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. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
Thought Leadership


Scott Maberry is an International Trade partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Scott is chair of the Washington, D.C. office Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. He is also the D.C. office representative to the firm’s pro bono committee. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, where he advises the WEF community in the areas of global risk, international trade, artificial intelligence, and values. Scott is a founding member of the Sheppard Mullin Organizational Integrity Group.

Areas of Practice

Scott counsels clients and litigates disputes in the areas of export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-terrorism, national security, 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, foreign direct investment, 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, 2018-2020
  • Chambers Global 2008-2019
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer 2007-2017
  • Chambers USA 2007-2019

Thought Leadership


  • "U.S. Export Controls and the Cloud," in Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook, 2019 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
  • "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)
  • "Paying Attention During ICE 'Outreach' Visits," Law360, April 17, 2012

Global Trade Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Trump Trade Agenda and the Future of the U.S.-India Relationship," Mumbai, April 24, 2019
  • "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



  • 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