Lessons from Michael Cohen v. United States: Criminal Defendants Should Not Be at the Mercy of Technology for Privilege Review
E. Scott Morvillo has represented high-profile individuals and corporations in a wide range of criminal, regulatory, civil matters and internal investigations.
Scott’s recent experience includes representing executives and businesses in investigations, prosecutions and civil actions involving allegations of securities fraud, public corruption, bank fraud, bribery, wire and mail fraud, accounting fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Scott, a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, regularly practices before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit, the New York State Supreme Court, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory agencies. He has litigated against the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the Western District of North Carolina, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Attorney General’s Office and the New York County District Attorney’s Office, to name a few. Scott has been selected as a Best Lawyer in America every year since 2013, and named in Super Lawyers since 2012, both in the area of white collar criminal defense. He also has been named in the International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers since 2013.
After clerking for the Honorable David N. Edelstein, in the SDNY, Scott worked as an associate for two years in the Litigation Department at Rogers & Wells, LLP, in New York. At Rogers & Wells, Scott concentrated primarily on securities litigation, antitrust and white-collar criminal defense. From 2000 to 2001, Scott clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones in the Southern District of New York, following which he returned to Clifford Chance, Rogers & Wells.
From 2002 to 2007, Scott served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he investigated and tried a wide variety of criminal cases in the areas of RICO, narcotics, money laundering, bank fraud and credit card fraud.