Sam Mudrick advises clients on the international transfer of goods and personnel to and from the US and compliance with US laws that reach outside our borders, such as export controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
His immigration practice focuses on strategic counseling for multinational and domestic corporate clients and investors on US immigration and nationality law, regulations, policy and compliance. Sam has extensive experience in nearly all categories of non-immigrant, immigrant and citizenship applications, including government filings, related appeals and administrative proceedings covering nearly all available immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories. He advises a range of clients on the immigration-related consequences of corporate restructurings, including mergers and acquisitions; trains clients on I-9 compliance and conducts-related audits; and coordinates direct case intervention via Executive agencies, US Consulates and congressional offices, as required. He also manages a substantial pro bono immigration practice involving asylum, family-based, employment and other petitions for low-income, nonprofit and indigent clients.
Sam represents US and foreign companies and individuals in FCPA-related internal investigations, enforcement actions, compliance monitoring and related white collar matters before US authorities. This includes in-depth fact-finding and analysis of the overseas operations of multinational corporations, particularly in the energy and banking sectors. He also counsels corporate clients and individuals in complying with US export controls, sanctions and anti-terrorism laws; from establishing corporate compliance programs and applying for required licenses to representing clients in litigation and internal and government-led investigations with the Department of Justice and US Congress.
His customs work includes valuation, classification and country-of-origin filings before US government agencies on behalf domestic and international clients in varied industries, including defense manufacturing, sweeteners, information technology and medical devices.
Before law school, Sam’s professional experience included employment in the capital markets division of a top-tier Mexican bank and the international arbitration practice group of a global law firm. During law school, Sam served as a law clerk to the Board of Immigration Appeals and was committed to pro bono representation of the underserved immigrant community in Central Virginia. Sam has lived in Argentina and Mexico and is fluent in Spanish.
Sam is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy. He previously served as Chairman of the Foundation’s Fellowship Subcommittee, leading a team responsible for designing and implementing the annual fellowship program for scores of Fellows over various years.