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E. Scott Morvillo, Partner 

 
 
E. Scott Morvillo
E: smorvillo@morvillolaw.com
T: (212) 796-6345
F: (212) 379-2098




 

Selected Representations Selected Speaking Engagements Other Distinctions
Professional Associations Bar Admissions Court Admissions Education Prior Experience

 
Scott Morvillo, a partner in our New York office, represents individuals and corporations in a wide range of criminal, regulatory and civil matters as well as internal investigations. He recently has represented executives and businesses in investigations, prosecutions and civil actions involving allegations of securities fraud, public corruption, bank fraud, bribery, wire and mail fraud, accounting fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Scott, a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, regularly practices before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit, the New York State Supreme Court, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory agencies. He has litigated against the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the Western District of North Carolina, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Attorney General’s Office, and the New York County District Attorney’s Office, to name a few. Scott was selected as a Best Lawyer in America from 2013 - 2015, and named in Super Lawyers from 2012 - 2015, both in the area of white collar criminal defense.  He also has been named in the International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers from 2013 – 2015.

Scott received an A.B. from Colgate University in 1992 and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1997, where he was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal. Following graduation, Scott clerked for the Honorable David N. Edelstein, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, from 1997 to 1998. After his clerkship, Scott worked as an associate for two years in the Litigation Department at Rogers & Wells, LLP, in New York. At Rogers & Wells, Scott concentrated primarily on securities litigation, antitrust, and white-collar criminal defense. From 2000-2001, Scott clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, following which he returned to Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells, LLP.

From 2002 to 2007, Scott served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he investigated and tried a wide variety of criminal cases in the areas of RICO, narcotics, money laundering, bank fraud and credit card fraud. Following his service in the United States Attorney’s Office, from 2007 to 2012, Scott was Counsel at Morvillo Abramowitz where he focused on white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement.


Selected Representations

  • Former employee of an investment bank in a theft of government property prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Former broker in an insider trading trial by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Executive in the FIFA investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York.
  • Executives of public company in FCPA investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Former investment banker in an insider trading prosecution by United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina.
  • Hedge fund executive in an insider trading investigation by United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Former Chief Financial Officer of Refco in a criminal securities fraud, accounting fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering prosecution brought by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Former manager of a utilities company in a criminal bribery prosecution brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
  • Chief Executive Officer of a health network in a bribery prosecution brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Individual accused of violating the Arms Export Control Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Bar Council, Insider Trading: "Tippee" Liability under United States v. Newman, February 4, 2016
  • Federal Bar Council, Restitution and Forfeiture with Judge Failla, October 15, 2015
  • Federal Bar Council, Asset Forfeiture Program, February 2014
  • PLI Annual Institute on Internal Investigations, June 2013
  • ABA 2013 Litigation Section Annual Conference, April 2013

Other Distinctions

Listed as a leading litigator in many publications including:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2015 (white collar defense)
  • New York Super Lawyers - Metro list, 2012 - 2015
  • The International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers, 2013 - 2015

Professional Associations

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Federal Bar Council, Second Circuit Committee

Bar Admissions

New York


Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Colgate University, A.B., 1992

Prior Experience

  • Counsel, Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer PC
  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York
  • Associate, Clilfford Chance


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