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.

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Fulbright Fellowship, 2002
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 2001


  • District of Columbia, 2007
  • Virginia, 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (2007-present)


  • English
  • Spanish
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders, Member of US delegation to New Zealand, April, 2013
  • Timothy J. May Distinguished Service Award – Associate of the Year, 2012
  • Fulbright Fellowship, COMEXUS Binational Business Program, Mexico City, 2001-2002

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  • Author, “Third Time is the Charm?: New Presidential Proclamation Replaces Expiring Portions of Travel Ban,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, September 25, 2017.
  • Author, “USCIS Releases Update of Form I-9: New Version Mandatory on September 18, 2017,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, August 2017.
  • Author, “SCOTUS Decision on Executive Order Travel Ban: What Does It Mean,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, June 30, 2017.
  • Author, “Trump Puts “America First” with Executive Order,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, April 2017.
  • Author, “If at First You Don’t Succeed: New Executive Order Replaces January Travel Ban,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, March 7, 2017.
  • Author, “Updates on Impact of Travel Ban Executive Order: One Week and Counting,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, February 7, 2017.
  • Author, “USCIS to Accept Cap-Subject H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa Petitions on April 3, 2017,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, February 2017.
  • Author, “Immigration Changes in 2017: New High-Skilled Worker Rule Provides Mobility for Employees and Predictability to Employers,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, January 9, 2017.
  • Author, “New I-9 Form Released by USCIS,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, November 2016.
  • Author, “Entrepreneurial Parole: A Presidential Baby-Step Forward,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, September 8, 2016.
  • Author, “Changes to STEM OPT Extensions Lengthen Timeframe and Increase Employer Responsibilities,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, March 2016.
  • Author, “USCIS Accepting H1-B Visa Petitions Beginning April 1,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, February 2016.
  • Author, “US Immigration Law Update for 2016,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, January 2016.
  • Author, “DHS Publishes Proposed Rulemaking for STEM OPT Expansion,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, November 2015.
  • Author, “Supreme Court Asked to Review Fifth Circuit Decision Shutting Down President Obama’s Immigration Plan,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, November 20, 2015.
  • Author, “State Department Revises Visa Bulletin Format to Allow Early Filing of Permanent Resident Applications,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, September 2015.
  • Author, “USCIS Issues Final Guidance for Amending H-1B Petitions Governing Changes in Employee Worksite Locations,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, August 2015.
  • Author, “Worldwide Visa and Passport Delays Affect Thousands of Applicants,” Employment Law Worldview Blog, June 16, 2015.
  • Author, “Spouses of Certain H-1B Visa Holders Will Soon be Eligible for Work Authorization in the US,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, February 2015.
  • Webinar Panelist, “What Does the President’s Executive Order on Immigration Mean for Your Company?” December 2, 2014.
  • Guest, “Special Edition: State of the Union in 2014,” Capital Thinking Radio Show, January 30, 2014.
  • Co-author, I-9 Compliance: Diffusing an Inherent Risk, Hotel Business Review, December 2013,
  • Capitol Thinking Radio Show: Immigration Debate Watch segment, June 27, 2013,
  • Panelist, Immigration Reform Briefing: Effect on Latin America, February 27, 2013.

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