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:
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
We advised a U.S. manufacturer on its trade compliance risk and on recommended enhancements for strengthening the company’s compliance policies and processes.
Supported multinational company to understand its obligations under U.S. country of origin rules
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
Represented Engility Holdings in its merger with Science Applications International Corp. in which SAIC acquired Engility in an all-stock transaction valued at $2.5 billion
Alpha-Omega Change Engineering Sold to CAE USA
Represented Serco Inc. in its acquisition of BTP Systems, LLC
Chambers USA — Nationwide: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2013-2020); Global: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2016)
Client Choice Award — International Trade (2019)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2014-2020)