A. Scott Bolden, Esq.

Managing Partner
Reed Smith LLP

A. Scott serves as the Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group. His practice focuses on complex criminal and civil/regulatory defense litigation. As part of his multifaceted litigation practice, Scott has defended individuals and corporate clients in state and federal trials and grand jury proceedings; conducted internal investigations for major public and private corporations; advised clients on white collar criminal issues, SEC investigations and prosecutions, as well as corporate compliance with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and defended witnesses in depositions before House and Senate investigation committees.

With respect to his civil/regulatory practice, Scott has defended clients in the local and federal courts in connection with claims for fraud and breach of contract; false claims act violations; education matters; government contract claims and disputes; tort claims and other commercial and regulatory litigation matters.

For his work in defending his clients, A. Scott was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as the 2009 Top Lawyer in the White Collar Crime category while The Washington Post, following a recent court victory, declared A. Scott Washington's newest "super lawyer" and the "go to lawyer" for individuals and corporations with issues against and before the federal and local governments.