Scott Gilbert was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2006. He practices primarily in the areas of Healthcare Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Governmental and Corporate Investigations, and Asset Forfeiture Litigation. Scott has represented clients who were under criminal investigation by State and Federal authorities, successfully guiding his client's through the criminal investigative process without being charged with a criminal offense. Scott has trial experience defending criminal cases. He represents clients in the Federal and State court throughout the United States in criminal cases, and in civil and criminal asset forfeiture cases. Prior to joining the firm, Scott served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Southern District of Mississippi, where he litigated white-collar criminal matters, including health care fraud, money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act, bank fraud, asset forfeiture and public corruption. Scott also managed the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering program for 94 United States Attorney's Offices.
Scott frequently lectured on money laundering and asset forfeiture at the Department of Justice training facility in Columbia, South Carolina. Additionally, Scott is an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law, where he teaches Criminal Practice and Asset Forfeiture Law.
Representative Criminal Defense Work
Scott represented two doctors and their practice during an investigation by the State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The investigation was closed with no criminal charges filed.
Scott represented a doctor under criminal investigation by the DEA, and negotiated a resolution that avoided both criminal prosecution and allowed the doctor to keep his medical license.
Scott currently represents health care practices, such as an Ambulatory Surgical Center, a non-profit mental health provider, and an eye care provider.
Scott also currently represents doctors and other licensed health care providers currently under investigation by law enforcement and facing criminal charges in State and Federal Court.
Litigated federal and state criminal cases in Mississippi and Texas. Scott currently represents defendants in Federal and State criminal cases in Mississippi and Texas.
Scott has litigated and defended federal forfeiture cases in Texas, Mississippi and Delaware. In the District of Delaware litigation Scott recovered all of the funds the government seized from the client.
Represents clients who are under investigation by local, State and Federal authorities.
Scott represented a client charged with criminal false pretense, and successfully negotiated with the District Attorney to have the charge remanded without presentation to the grand jury.
Scott has also represented a client accused of criminal theft of government funds by a federal agency, and successfully negotiated a civil settlement with the U.S. Attorney, avoiding criminal charges.
Scott represented a state employee accused of submitting false reimbursement requests to a State agency, and convinced the agency that there was insufficient evidence to warrant referring the matter for criminal investigation.
Scott has conducted internal corporate investigations on behalf of large companies, into potential criminal conduct by employees and by outside entities
Representative Trials as Lead Criminal Prosecutor
Bachelor of Arts, Mississippi State University, magna cum
Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, magna cum laude, 2006
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