Ladner & Associates, PC

A law firm of Customs, Export and Anticorruption Compliance Attorneys specializing in providing solutions to import, export and global anticorruption problems.

THOMAS P. SCOTT, III is Of Counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Scott’s practice focuses on U.S. trade law and regulation, with a particular emphasis on export controls and embargoes, bringing extensive experience to these areas. His clients include a variety of technology-intensive companies, both large and small.

Mr. Scott:

  • Advises high technology clients on export control matters under the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the various sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • Handles internal investigations of export control violations and assists clients in making voluntary self-disclosures to the Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury
  • Assists clients in designing and implementing comprehensive trade compliance programs
  • Assists clients with complex license applications, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classifications, establishing and performing audits of export compliance programs, and investigating suspected violations and preparing voluntary disclosures under the EAR, the ITAR and the various OFAC sanctions programs
  • Represents clients in administrative enforcement actions brought by the Office of Export Enforcement
  • Counsels clients on issues pertaining to Customs compliance, the U.S. Antiboycott Regulations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

After beginning his legal career in Europe, Mr. Scott has practiced law in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty-five years, focusing on international trade, export compliance and regulation, and customs law.

Mr. Scott teaches export control courses for the District of Columbia Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Program, has taught export administration seminars for the Santa Clara Valley World Trade Association and the Southern Arizona Institute for Advanced Training, and has taught intensive trade-compliance seminars for industry.

While at the University of Georgia School of Law, Mr. Scott was a Special Projects Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.


Thomas P. Scott, III

Practice Areas

Business Law
  International Trade
  Export Compliance and
  Customs Compliance
  Antiboycott and Foreign
  Corrupt Practices Act Compliance


J.D., University of Georgia School
    of Law, 1983
B.A., Davidson College, 1980

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia (1983)
Georgia (inactive)


American Bar Association,
    International Law Section
District of Columbia Bar



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