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.