A. Scott Bolden is the current managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office and former At-Large Member on the Executive Committee of the firm. As a prominent trial and white collar defense lawyer to whom companies and individuals turn for representation in their most significant concerns, Scott has handled some of the most high-profile matters for elected officials, business leaders, athletes and entertainers, in and outside the Nation’s Capital and is very comfortable handling such matters on the national stage. He is particularly adept at assisting clients in navigating crises that present significant legal, business and reputational risks.
As part of his multifaceted litigation practice, Scott has defended clients in local and federal courts in connection with civil RICO claims; fraud, including health care fraud, and breach of contract; False Claims Act violations; education matters; government contract claims and disputes; tort claims; and other commercial and regulatory litigation issues.
With respect to his white collar criminal defense practice, Scott has defended individuals and corporate clients in state and federal trials and grand jury proceedings in connection with money laundering, federal and state tax fraud, bank fraud, financial structuring, and other white collar criminal issues; conducted internal investigations for major public and private corporations; conducted SEC investigations and prosecutions, as well as corporate compliance with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and defended witnesses in depositions before House and Senate investigation committees.
A nationally acclaimed attorney, crusader for racial justice, legal commentator, and political analyst, major networks frequently book Scott to give his expert insights on hot-button issues of the day. Scott’s sharp analysis and thought-provoking commentary equips and emboldens audiences to seek equal justice under the law for all Americans.
For his work in defending his clients, Scott was recognized by his alma mater, Howard University, with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in the Field of Law. Scott has also been inducted into the Washington Bar Association Hall of Fame, been named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in law and business by Savoy magazine and the American Business Journals, and Rainmaker of Year by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. He is also a former recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Top Lawyer in the White Collar Crime category. Scott serves proudly at both of his alma maters, as Secretary to the Morehouse College Board of Trustees and a distinguished member of the Board of Visitors at Howard University School of Law. He is a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.