McGregor Scott, two-time U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District, to join King & Spalding

Scott was twice appointed by the President and unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District, from 2001 to 2009 and from 2017 to 2021. As State Attorney United, he oversaw federal prosecutions and civil litigation in 34 counties and oversaw 100 attorneys. Between these periods, he was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was vice president of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice group. A seasoned litigator, Scott has represented large corporations in many industries, including healthcare, retail and construction, which have been the subject of government investigations. He also has extensive experience in matters relating to consumer protection, construction accidents, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the False Claims Act.

“Greg is a natural leader with exceptional talent and energy,” said Zach Fardon, who rules the king & by Spalding The Government Affairs practice, which includes the Special Affairs and Government Investigations team. “He will be a force multiplier for King & Spalding in its ability to provide clients with representation in both criminal and civil / regulatory government investigations. “

Prior to his federal government post, Scott was twice elected District Attorney for Shasta County, and before that was an assistant district attorney at Contra Costa County.

“With exceptional experience and deep ties within the DOJ and California legal community, Greg is well positioned to further expand our investigative and litigation work on the West Coast, nationally and globally, ”said San Francisco office manager Charles Correll. “He also has a reputation for working in a collaborative and pragmatic manner. He will be a tremendous asset to the firm.

Scott retired in 2008 as a U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years of service as an infantry officer. He got his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and his undergraduate degree from University of Santa Clara.

“I have had the privilege of working directly with several King & Spalding lawyers in two previous presidential administrations, people for whom I have the greatest personal and professional respect, ”said Scott. “I believe great results will be created for clients when my network across the country in general and in California in particular is added to King & by Spalding exemplary clientele and legal firepower. I couldn’t be happier to join this great law firm. “

Also join King & Spalding as an attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office is Amy Schuller Hitchcock who most recently served as the United States Deputy Prosecutor in the Special Prosecutions Unit. Hitchcock has prosecuted criminal offenses including fraud, tax offenses, public bribery, cybercrime, identity theft, and child exploitation. She has conducted complex criminal investigations in partnership with federal and local agencies. Hitchcock joined the United States Attorney’s Office after practicing in private practice, where she worked directly with Scott for several years. She got her JD from the University of Virginia Faculty of Law and its undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

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