Thad McBride provides companies with practical advice they can use. As a result, clients repeatedly seek Thad's counsel on international trade compliance matters involving export regulations (ITAR and EAR), economic sanctions and embargoes (OFAC), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), import regulations, anti-boycott controls, and anti-money laundering (AML) controls (FinCEN). Beyond advising on day-to-day compliance matters, Thad regularly assists clients with internal compliance audits, investigations and reviews. And when necessary, Thad represents clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Thad supports companies across a range of industries, including aviation, automotive, defense, energy, extractive industries, financial services, logistics, manufacturing, medical devices, oilfield services, professional services, research and development, technology, and transportation. Because of his experience across industries, Thad is able to work closely with clients to develop and implement mutually beneficial fee arrangements. Thad's practice includes:
- International Trade – Counseling and training clients on their legal obligations, and best practices for meeting those obligations, related to economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls, the FCPA and other anti-bribery regulations, CFIUS, U.S. anti-boycott controls, customs and other import controls, and anti-money laundering regulations.
- Compliance & Government Investigations – Guiding clients through internal audits, investigations, and due diligence, and representing clients in front of the government in investigations, formal submissions, and enforcement actions, related to economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls, the FCPA, anti-boycott regulations, import controls, AML, and CFIUS.