Scott A. Memmott’s healthcare practice focus is 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 US federal courts. Clients consider Scott’s government service in civil and criminal litigation—as a defender and a prosecutor—to be a benefit as he handles a range of fraud, abuse, and corporate compliance matters involving medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology companies, clinical research organizations, and healthcare providers and payors.
Before entering private practice, Scott defended claims against the US government as a trial attorney in the civil division at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, and prosecuted federal criminal matters as a Special Assistant US Attorney in Norfolk, Va. He also conducted federal grand jury investigations, supervised federal law enforcement investigations, and served as lead counsel in jury trials in federal courts throughout the United States.
Scott publishes and lectures on government enforcement, fraud and abuse, and compliance issues.
As part of his active pro bono practice, Scott was appointed to the judicial conference of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, standing committee on pro bono legal services. He also serves as a supervising attorney for law students enrolled in the George Mason University Law School’s clinic for legal assistance to service members and veterans.
Additionally, Scott serves as outside general counsel to the Pentagon Memorial Fund Inc., a nonprofit organization established to raise funds for the congressionally authorized national memorial to honor those killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Scott also founded the September 11th Pro Bono Legal Relief Project, which delivered 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.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Scott was the national vice chair of the healthcare group at another international law firm. He spent 14 years on active duty in the US Coast Guard.
University of Virginia School of Law, 1996, J.D.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1987, B.S., With High Honors
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
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