Mudrick, Samuel J.

Samuel J. Mudrick

Senior Associate

Sam Mudrick advises clients on the international transfer of goods and personnel to and from the United States 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 nonimmigrant, immigrant and citizenship applications including government filings, related appeals, and administrative proceedings covering nearly all available immigrant and nonimmigrant 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 multi-national 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.



  • 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 and Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (2007-present)


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

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