Scott Seitz

Scott Seitz

Scott Seitz is a litigator and member of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group, representing corporations, executives and professionals in government investigations and enforcement actions as well as related complex litigation.

What do you focus on?

I represent clients through all stages of government investigations and related litigation. I have experience in a variety of litigation matters in federal court. I assist with all phases of litigation, with a focus on drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, preparing witnesses and trial preparation.

Before joining the firm, I worked as an attorney for the National Security Agency and Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland. Through these roles, I have both litigated cases, including trying cases to verdict, and investigated and remediated complex instances of non-compliance, particularly relating to information technology processes.

I also have extensive experience with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the National Defense Authorization Act and all aspects of the congressional oversight process, including preparing witnesses for contentious public testimony and responding to congressional requests for sensitive client information.

What do you see on the horizon?

Government agencies will no doubt continue to be very aggressive in investigating alleged infractions. Moreover, as all aspects of business, and indeed our daily lives, become entirely based on information technology and cyber processes, clients can expect the government to continue to search for new and novel ways to apply old laws, many of which were written before the invention of the internet, to new technology and practices. Having counsel with the ability to understand, explain and perhaps ultimately defend these practices will be critical to successfully navigating these investigations.

Representative Experience

  • Represented executives of a cannabis company in a federal investigation into alleged misconduct in the regulatory process. Clients avoided any criminal charges.
  • Conducted an internal investigation into alleged financial fraud by a large cannabis company. Advised the company on defensive posture and remediation. Client avoided any criminal charges.
  • Represented a coach in the “Varsity Blues” matter. To date, one of only two defendants to avoid prison. United States v. John Vandemoer (D. Mass).

2nd Circ.'s Seminal Rejection of FCPA Conviction Challenge

Law360 | August 28, 2019

New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.

Why attorney for ex-Stanford coach who got no prison time in college scandal isn't surprised

CBS News | June 13, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense counsel Rob Fisher appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss a major win for his client, former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer.


Scott Seitz



Phone: 617-345-1153

Fax: 833-233-3632

Harvard Law School, J.D.

Auburn University, B.A., summa cum laude


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