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Thad McBride

Thad McBride advises public and private companies on the legal considerations essential to successful business operations in a global marketplace. He focuses his practice on counseling clients on compliance with U.S. export regulations (ITAR and EAR), economic sanctions and embargoes, import controls (CBP), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also advises clients on anti-boycott controls, and assists companies with matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Thad supports international companies across a range of industries, including aviation, automotive, defense, energy, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, oilfield services, professional services, research and development, retail, and technology. Beyond advising on day-to-day compliance matters, Thad regularly assists clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Commerce Department Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), and the Securities & Exchange Commission.

On July 26, the Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Justice released a Tri-Seal Compliance Note (July Note) providing guidance on voluntary self-disclosure of potential violations of U.S. sanctions, export controls, and other national security laws. Continue Reading Tri-Seal Compliance Note on Voluntary Self-Disclosure Released by Departments of Commerce, Justice, and Treasury

We will speak at a Strafford webinar providing guidance to life sciences companies and research institutions that are conducting or considering conducting clinical trials outside the United States.Continue Reading [WEBINAR] Conducting Clinical Trials Outside the U.S.: U.S. and Foreign Rules, Regulations, and Guidance

I am looking forward to speaking on a panel at an upcoming Strafford webinar addressing the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent policy shift that increases the incentives for companies to voluntarily self-disclose (VSD) possible EAR violations, particularly when “significant,” or risk serious penalties. Continue Reading [WEBINAR] Significant EAR Violations and BIS Policy Shift: Incentivized Voluntary Self-Disclosure, Third-Party Whistleblowing