Matthew J. Thomas concentrates in international trade, transport and maritime regulation and government affairs, representing energy and commodities companies, shipowners, governments, insurers, investors, ports, shipyards, and marine terminal operators. He advises on trade sanctions and export controls, and investigates smuggling and money laundering in the commodities and shipping sectors. He represents container shippers, terminals, and logistics providers in regulatory proceedings before the Federal Maritime Commission. He counsels global container operators, companies and governments on mergers and integrations, international law and diplomatic strategy, and assists maritime and marine terminal clients with environmental, safety, citizenship and Jones Act compliance. https://www.blankrome.com/people/matthew-j-thomas.