Scott W. Brady is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He was appointed by President Donald Trump on September 18, 2017, and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 2017. As United States Attorney, Mr. Brady oversees the prosecution of all federal crimes, and the litigation of civil matters in which the federal government has an interest, throughout the twenty-five counties in Western Pennsylvania.
Scott is an 8th generation western Pennsylvanian. While his family has lived in Allegheny County since the French and Indian War, Scott grew up in Greenville, a small, blue-collar, steel town in Mercer County, where he learned the value of hard work and the importance of family and public service. Scott worked at an iron foundry to pay his way through Harvard, and upon graduation, worked for faith-based relief and development organizations for seven years, including four in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, focusing on post-conflict emergency relief work with refugees.
Following law school at Penn State, Scott worked as a litigator specializing in white collar crime and internal investigations for Reed Smith and Jones Day, and was Judge Thomas Hardiman’s first clerk following his appointment to the U.S. District Court by President Bush. During the Bush Administration, Scott worked for six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he served in the Anti-Terrorism, Violent Crime and White Collar Crime sections. During his tenure, he led the prosecutions of hundreds of cases and was involved in some of the office’s highest profile white collar and narcotics cases. Scott most recently served as the Head of Litigation for Federated Investors in Pittsburgh, where he oversaw all domestic and international litigation and internal investigations involving Federated.
Scott served an Adjunct Professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, sat on the boards of several community and faith-based non-profits, and served as an Elder in a local Presbyterian church.