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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Thursday, March 8, 2018

U.S. Senate Confirms McGregor W. Scott as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, McGregor W. Scott was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California. He was been nominated for the position by President Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Scott was sworn in as the Court-appointed U.S. Attorney on December 29, 2017. He returned to the position he held from 2003 to 2009 when he was appointed U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush.

Mr. Scott received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1985 and his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, in 1989. He served as a deputy district attorney from 1989 to 1997 in Contra Costa County, California, and served as the elected District Attorney of Shasta County, California, from 1997 to 2003. After completing his first term as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Scott practiced as a partner with the law firm of Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP, focusing on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations. In addition, Mr. Scott retired in 2008 from the U.S. Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service.

The U.S. Attorney serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Eastern District of California and is responsible for prosecuting federal criminal cases and representing the United States in civil litigation. The Eastern District covers 34 counties throughout the Central Valley and the Sierras, from the Oregon border in the north to the Los Angeles County line in the south. The office has 92 attorneys and 81 non-attorney staff with offices in Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield.

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed by the president to lead the committed men and women in this outstanding office. I look forward to working with them and our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe, to safeguard the Treasury, and to provide the United States with the highest quality legal representation in all the matters we handle,” U.S. Attorney Scott said.

Office and Personnel Updates
Updated March 8, 2018