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Listed, Legal Media Group's Life Sciences "Life Sciences Star" – Fraud and Abuse (2012–2014)

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, White Collar Crime Committee, Health Law Section and Litigation Section, American Bar Association

Member, Healthcare Compliance Association

Member, Health Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, Virginia Bar Association

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Scott A. Memmott

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5098
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Scott A. Memmott is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Healthcare Practice. Mr. Memmott focuses his practice on government and internal corporate investigations and audits; civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement actions by federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies; and complex litigation in federal courts. In particular, his practice focuses on fraud and abuse and corporate compliance in the healthcare industry, including litigation, investigations, and audits involving medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology companies, clinical research organizations, and healthcare providers and payors. Mr. Memmott has written extensively and been invited to lecture on government enforcement, fraud and abuse, and internal compliance issues in the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Memmott was the national vice chair of the healthcare group at an international law firm. Before entering private practice, Mr. Memmott defended claims against the U.S. government as a trial attorney in the civil division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and prosecuted federal criminal matters as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Norfolk, Virginia. In these capacities, Mr. Memmott conducted federal grand jury investigations and supervised federal law enforcement investigations. He also argued cases and appeared at trial in federal courts throughout the United States, including as lead counsel in several jury trials.

Mr. Memmott received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1996. While in law school, Mr. Memmott was editor-in-chief for the Virginia Journal of International Law, publications editor for the Center for Oceans Law & Policy, and a research associate at the Center for National Security Studies. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Memmott spent 14 years on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. He received his B.S., with high honors, from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1987.

Mr. Memmott is very active in pro bono and other community matters and serves on or advises the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. He has been appointed to the judicial conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. He serves as outside general counsel to the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc., the nonprofit organization established to raise the necessary funds to build and maintain the congressionally authorized national memorial to honor those killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and acts as a supervising attorney for law students enrolled in the George Mason University Law School’s Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers. Mr. Memmott founded the September 11th Pro Bono Legal Relief Project, which delivered pro bono legal services to more than 150 victims and family survivors of the Pentagon attack. The project received two local and two national pro bono awards.

Mr. Memmott is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1996, J.D.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1987, B.S., With High Honors