R. Scott Thompson Partner

New Jersey
T 973.597.2532 | F 973.597.2533

Scott is a highly decorated former federal prosecutor who has been trying cases in federal and state courts for more than 25 years. He approaches every engagement with a focus on how the case will play out in court. As a result, he has compiled an impressive track record of success in the courtroom.

Scott has successfully prosecuted and defended a wide variety of cases in areas as diverse as antitrust, tax, labor and employment, and corporate governance.

In his civil practice, Scott represents major public and private companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals dealing with the consequences of failed business relationships. He often handles cases involving business torts, intellectual property theft claims, antitrust violations, fraud, and breaches of fiduciary duty.

On the criminal side, Scott counsels clients on a variety of regulatory issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), insider trading, and other securities law issues.

Other Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2018) – Recognized for his work in white collar criminal defense.

  • Super Lawyers (2005–2012, 2014–2016) – Acknowledged in the areas of white collar criminal defense and business litigation.


Meeting The Unexpected With A Plan
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, July 2005
R. Thompson
Corporate Internal Investigations in the 21st Century: Proceed With Caution
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 2004
R. Thompson, Matthew Oliver
SEC Enforcement Director Cutler Outlines Aggressive Agenda
Securities/White Collar Crime Alert, March 2004
R. Thompson, Matthew Oliver
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Related Areas

Business Litigation
Corporate Investigations & Integrity
Life Sciences
Securities Litigation
Trial and Arbitration
White Collar Criminal Defense


Rutgers Law School ( J.D. , 1986 ) , with honors
Princeton University ( A.B. , 1981 )

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

1990 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
1992 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2001 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2002 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2003 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit