Scott Brady, former U.S. Attorney for Western District of Pennsylvania, joins Jones Day in Pittsburgh
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Scott W. Brady, the former United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, will join the Firm as a partner in its Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. He will be based in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Brady served the U.S. Department of Justice as its chief law enforcement officer for western Pennsylvania from December 2017 to February 2021. He was responsible for investigation and enforcement of federal law in 25 counties with a population totaling 4 million. During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Brady led coordinated action with other law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Europe to combat cybercrime, fight hate crime and terrorism to protect national security in Pennsylvania, and prosecute fraud and public corruption to protect taxpayer dollars. Under his direction, the U.S. Attorney's Office led an international coalition in the investigation and prosecution of military intelligence officers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) for a series of cyberattacks around the world; brought charges swiftly following the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood; and created a first-in-the-nation joint federal and state task force with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General to investigate and prosecute coronavirus-related fraud. Mr. Brady further served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee, a body of federal prosecutors advising on national policy for the Department of Justice.
"Scott served western Pennsylvania admirably during his tenure as U.S. Attorney and, before that, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, investigating and prosecuting hundreds of violations of federal law including mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, domestic and international money laundering, tax evasion, fraud against the United States, and healthcare fraud," said Becky Kcehowski, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Pittsburgh Office. "Scott has deep roots in our state and a wealth of experience working on the kinds of investigations and white collar crime matters that are important to clients. We are delighted to welcome him back to the Pittsburgh Office and know that he will be a tremendous addition to our investigations team."
At Jones Day, Mr. Brady will serve clients by defending complex federal criminal investigations; conducting internal and regulatory investigations; leading corporate compliance reviews; providing counsel on government enforcement actions; advising on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and qui tam matters; representing companies in federal and state grand jury investigations; assisting with cyber investigations; and advising clients facing allegations of corruption, fraud, and misconduct. He is the only former U.S. Attorney practicing actively in western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brady lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia prior to becoming a U.S. Attorney. He was the head of litigation for a publicly traded Pittsburgh-based financial management company where he helped lead its expansion into new markets in Asia and Europe. Before that, he was an associate at Jones Day, from 2010 to 2012, focusing on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. Mr. Brady served an earlier tenure at the Department of Justice, working as an Assistant United States Attorney in Pittsburgh from 2004 to 2010, where he prosecuted a variety of white collar crime cases.
Mr. Brady joins a core team of Jones Day lawyers based in Pittsburgh with deep experience in state and federal investigations, including those who play key roles in the Firm's newly created State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation Practice: Antonio (Tony) Dias, who leads the practice, has deep ties to Pittsburgh and the western Pennsylvania business community; Courtney Lyons Snyder, the Administrative Partner for the practice, is based in the Pittsburgh Office; and James Kitchen, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who joined Jones Day in 2019 after leading groundbreaking cyber investigations and indictments for the DOJ.
"With the specter of increased enforcement activity looming in the U.S. as a new presidential administration ramps up, our clients are seeking counsel from lawyers like Scott who have a deep understanding about how to navigate domestic and cross-border investigations and develop legal strategies to minimize risk," said Ted Chung, leader of Jones Day's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. "Scott's unique range of experience as a U.S. Attorney, trial lawyer, in-house counsel, and private practitioner give him an invaluable perspective from which to provide high-level legal counsel to our clients worldwide. We are gratified that he has chosen to return to Jones Day and look forward to his contributions to our practice."
Mr. Brady's arrival comes after two additional announcements from Jones Day that Andrew Lelling, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, will join Jones Day as a partner in Boston, and Justin Herdman, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, returned to Jones Day as a partner in Cleveland. Jones Day now has seven former U.S. Attorneys, including Messrs. Herdman and Lelling, along with Richard Deane (Atlanta), Karen Hewitt (San Diego), Andrew Luger (Minneapolis), and Ronald Sharpe (Washington).
Mr. Brady clerked for the Hon. Thomas Hardiman while he served on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.