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.
Thad’s practice includes:
We represented Helix Sleep, Inc. (Helix) in its sale to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus), a global leader in alternative investing.
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc., a private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyouts, on its acquisition of Lab Products, LLC and Hartford Systems, LLC (together, “Lab Products”) from Avidity Science, LLC. Lab Products is a leading manufacturer providing an extensive line of laboratory research animal housing and care equipment. This transaction marks Gen Cap America’s fourteenth acquisition from its seventh fund.
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Alloy Specialties Inc., a manufacturer of engine components for defense and commercial air and ground applications
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic sample collection devices for governments and private companies around the globe
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design and build test and wind tunnel facility solutions as well as lab testing services for jet engines and airframes
For one of the world’s best-known manufacturers, we provide regular guidance on understanding and complying with U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.
For the European operations of one of the world’s largest telecom companies, we provided specific guidance on what the client was and was not permitted to do under U.S. export controls laws.
Conducted compliance due diligence for a high-profile U.S. private equity company in connection with the client’s acquisition of an international oilfield services company
Chambers USA — Nationwide: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2013-2021); Global: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2016)
Client Choice Award — International Trade (2019)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2014-2021)