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 listed in 2018 by The Best Lawyers in America® for White-Collar Criminal Defense. He was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Criminal Law in 2017 and the six years prior by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Marrah 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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

Potential recourses against alleged criminal activity by an employee
Advised top management of a Fortune 500 company on potential recourse due to alleged criminal activity by an employee. more
Federal and state grand jury proceedings
Represented companies in federal and state grand jury proceedings. more
Internal investigations involving criminal activities and kickback schemes
Several internal investigations on behalf of management of Fortune 500 companies regarding potential criminal activities and kickback scheme more
Represented former White House official in DOJ probe
Represented a former White House official in Department of Justice criminal investigation. more