Scott Joiner is a first-chair trial lawyer who represents individuals and organizations in high-stakes white collar matters and complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Joiner regularly represents global corporations, emerging companies, boards of directors, and individual entrepreneurs, founders, and senior executives in highly sensitive matters, including:
- Internal corporate investigations
- Government investigations brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- White-collar criminal litigation
- Regulatory investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including matters implicating novel consumer protection and data privacy issues
Mr. Joiner leverages extensive government experience to help clients navigate potential crises and avoid legal and reputational pitfalls. Earlier in his career, Mr. Joiner served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, where he was a member of the Corporate & Securities Fraud Unit and the Organized Crime Strike Force. During more than seven years at the US Attorney’s Office, he worked on a wide range of white collar matters, including cases involving securities fraud, insider trading, public corruption, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act offenses, FCPA violations, and money laundering and cryptocurrency investigations.
From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Joiner served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Ramadi, Iraq in 2007 with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines.
Before joining the Marine Corps, Mr. Joiner practiced with an international law firm, where he focused on complex commercial litigation and white collar matters.
Mr. Joiner also maintains an active pro bono practice, where he represents underserved communities and indigent clients, including children seeking asylum in the United States.