Scott W. Brady

Scott W. Brady

Partner, Jones Day

Scott Brady, a former United States Attorney, is an experienced litigator who represents companies and individuals in significant government investigations, complex civil litigation, and at trial. Scott's practice is focused on representing clients facing grand jury and regulatory investigations and government enforcement actions, conducting internal investigations, advising on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and defending False Claims Act claims. He is the only former U.S. Attorney practicing actively in western Pennsylvania.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day, Scott served as the chief federal law enforcement officer for western Pennsylvania, responsible for enforcement of federal law in 25 counties with 4 million residents. During his tenure, Scott led coordinated actions with agencies across the United States and Europe to combat cybercrime, fight hate crime and terrorism, and prosecute fraud. Under his direction, the U.S. Attorney's Office led an international coalition in the prosecution of officers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) for a series of cyberattacks around the world, brought charges following the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and created a first-in-the-nation joint federal and state task force with the Pennsylvania Attorney General to investigate coronavirus-related fraud. Scott served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee, advising on national policy for the Department of Justice.

Scott previously served as head of litigation for a publicly traded Pittsburgh-based financial management company, where he helped lead its expansion into new markets in Asia and Europe. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting white collar crime. Scott also worked in international relief and development in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia.


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