Scott Marrah is the leader of the firm’s Special Investigations & White Collar Crime 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 business litigation matters. He also handled matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, healthcare, environmental and SEC issues.
After law school, Mr. Marrah clerked for the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. Marrah was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Criminal Law in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by SuperLawyers magazine. He was also named to Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" list for Criminal Law in 2012 and the three years immediately preceding.
Professional & Community Activities
Georgia Bar Association, Member
Federal Bar Association, Executive Committee of Atlanta Chapter
International Bar Association, Member