Scott Marrah co-leads the firm’s Government Enforcement & Investigations Team and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. He has extensive experience in the areas of white collar criminal defense, internal, criminal and SEC investigations, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Marrah has significant trial and appellate experience gained from years as both a federal prosecutor and a defense attorney in private practice.

Mr. Marrah assists clients with government enforcement issues including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act (including government contracting, healthcare and tax matters), Civil Investigative Demands, securities fraud allegations, criminal environmental and antitrust issues and export enforcement. He also regularly represents financial institutions in matters with DOJ, SEC, FDIC, and OCC, including subpoena compliance and internal investigations. He assists companies with grand jury inquiries and has handled investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General from a variety of federal agencies.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he successfully investigated and prosecuted a wide array of federal offenses in the areas of terrorism and national security, securities fraud, RICO, white collar crime, money laundering, export control and commerce violations, organized crime, trademark infringement and counterfeiting, mail, wire and bank fraud and international narcotics. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Marrah had numerous jury trials, bench trials, and hearings in federal court and also briefed and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Before serving as a prosecutor, Mr. Marrah was a partner in an international law firm where he handled internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act cases and complex commercial litigation matters. He also handled matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, healthcare, environmental and SEC issues.

Mr. Marrah was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Criminal Law in 2017 and the six years prior by Super Lawyers magazine. He was also named to Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" list for Criminal Law in 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding.

Professional & Community Activities

Georgia Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Executive Committee of Atlanta Chapter

International Bar Association, Member

Education

  • Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D. (1993)
    with honors
  • Ohio State University, B.A. (1990)
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1998)
  • Ohio (1993)
  • Not Licensed in New York

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1999)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (1995)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1994)

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit — Honorable Alice M. Batchelder

Who We Are

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Scott L. Marrah

Experience Highlights

Federal criminal investigation for a university
Represented a university and its employees in a federal criminal investigation of a third party relating to federal government submissions. The more
Convinced DOJ not to take action in a theft of trade secret investigation
In less than three months, we convinced the Department of Justice not to take any action against a client employee for allegedly stealing trade more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation
Conducted an internal investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in the Caribbean for a public company and later, provided extensive more
Represented a construction company executive during parallel investigations by the SEC & DOJ
Represented an executive at a public construction company during parallel investigations by the SEC & DOJ and convinced the DOJ to use the more