Scott B. McBride Partner

New Jersey
T 973.597.6136 | F 973.597.2400

Scott has what white collar defendants need most: a deep understanding of how the system works. An Assistant U.S. Attorney for over a decade, he combines that knowledge with formidable courtroom skill to provide clients with a defense that is equal parts judicious and tenacious.

Scott focuses his practice on matters of government, securities, financial, and health care fraud; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations; and civil business litigation, leveraging the experience gained from more than 10 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark, New Jersey. He investigated and prosecuted a broad range of white collar criminal offenses there, serving as Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit and as a member of the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit. He also prosecuted numerous cases involving cybercrime, identity theft, and intellectual property-related offenses, as well as tax evasion and public corruption.

Scott also has significant civil litigation experience in both the private and public sectors.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Scott completed federal clerkships under the Honorable Jose L. Linares and the Honorable Ronald J. Hedges, both of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation, AdvaMed’s Device & Diagnostics Compliance Group Meeting, “New Administration & Impact on Regulations and Enforcement,” Hosted by Olympus Corporation of the Americas (Center Valley, PA), April 2017

  • Live Webcast, “How to Effectively Deal with SEC Investigations and Enforcement Actions in 2017: Salman v. United States and Its Impact on Insider Trading Enforcement Efforts,” The Knowledge Group, February 2017

  • Panel, “The False Claims Act—Recent Developments, Best Practices, and Pursuing Insurance to Manage the Risk,” Lowenstein Sandler LLP Breakfast Seminar (New York, NY), November 2016

  • Presentation, “Perils of Medicare and Advance-Fee Fraud,” Organization of Residents Associations of New Jersey (Freehold, NJ), April 2016

  • Panel, “Navigating Corporate Investigations Under the Yates Memo,” New Jersey Association for Justice, NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc., Boardwalk Seminar 2016 (Atlantic City, NJ), April 2016

  • Presentation, “Operation Orange Squeeze: Using the Anti-Kickback Statute to Attack Corruption in the Health Care Industry,” National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s National Education and Training Series: Skills & Schemes for the Health Care Fraud Investigator (New Orleans, LA), July 2015

  • Presentation, “Operation Orange Squeeze: Using the Anti-Kickback Statute to Attack Corruption in the Health Care Industry,” National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s 2014 Annual Training Conference (Dallas, TX), November 2014

  • Panel, “Medical ID Theft Prevention & NY/NJ Law Enforcement Overview,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—Fraud Awareness Symposium (New York, NY), September 2014

  • Presentation, “The Prosecution of Jose Katz, M.D.,” 2014 National Insurance Crime Bureau—DNJ Health Care Fraud Task Force Meeting (Newark, NJ), February 2014


Medical device enforcement is getting more serious—particularly in Northeast
MassDevice Today, February 21, 2017
Scott McBride, Maureen Ruane

Press Mentions

In Report on Medicare Compliance, Scott McBride comments on the Department of Justice’s fraud case against former Tenet Healthcare CEO. , Report on Medicare Compliance , February 13, 2017


June 15, 2017
Seton Hall Law U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program

Related Areas

White Collar Criminal Defense


Georgetown University Law Center ( J.D. , 2002 )
Georgetown University, School of Business ( B.S. , 1997 ) , Finance, Government


U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey , Honorable Ronald J. Hedges  2003 - 2004
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey , Honorable Jose L. Linares  2004 - 2005

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey