McGregor W. Scott



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McGregor "Greg" Scott, a partner in the Sacramento office, is vice chair of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice Group. Greg is recognized by Chambers USA in California, and he is known for his effectiveness in compliance issues and the fact that "he keeps everything in motion - we can call him 24/7 and he just gets it done."

Greg's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations. He is an experienced trial lawyer who frequently represents major companies across industries including health care, retail and construction that are facing government investigations. He also manages cross-border teams of attorneys on internal corporate probes in multiple global jurisdictions.

Greg's experience as a former government prosecutor on numerous high profile cases allows him to leverage his operational knowledge of, and relationships with, law enforcement at the state, federal and international level. His expertise and media savvy make him a critical, first-stop advisor for companies in crisis.

A former presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, Greg has nearly 20 years of experience as a prosecutor, and has tried approximately 100 cases to jury verdict. He also served as an elected district attorney.

Greg, as lead counsel for an Orrick litigation team, achieved an outstanding result for Sierra Railroad Company, a short-line rail operator in Northern California. In Spring 2014, a California federal jury awarded $22.4 million in compensatory damages and another $17.4 million in punitive damages and the federal judge awarded an additional $13.1 million in exemplary damages to Sierra Railroad Co. in its trade secrets misappropriation case against Patriot Rail Corporation. The result was hailed by the Daily Journal and Law360 as one of 2014's top defense results and trade secret verdicts.

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