Scott Hulsey is a former high-ranking U.S. Department of Justice official and corporate chief compliance officer who serves as counsel in white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters on behalf of companies and executives. Scott has successfully tried more than 60 federal and state jury and bench trials, and has distinctive international experience.
Scott represents companies, executives, sovereigns, and financial entities in finding solutions to their problems. This includes defending individuals being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission; defending corporate executives against class actions; representing individuals and companies facing sanctions; and assisting whistleblower plaintiffs.
Scott has a deep understanding of how corporations work and their needs, having worked in-house as a Chief Compliance Officer at General Electric Energy Connections (now GE Vernova), a company with over 45,000 employees that operated in more than 122 countries. In this role, Scott oversaw global legal and regulatory compliance, helping ensure operations were conducted in accordance with anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, and sanctions rules and regulations, amongst others.
In defending corporations and executives, Scott also brings a unique understanding of government investigations and prosecutions. Scott served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, assisting in overseeing department operations and advising on policy. Previously, Scott served for a decade as a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, and was responsible for investigating and prosecuting complex criminal, money laundering and civil asset forfeiture matters against large international criminal organizations, ultimately serving as one of three section chiefs within the office. He also spent six years as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Georgia.
In addition, Scott has deep familiarity with the Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European countries and regularly visits and works with clients from the region. His interest in the region stems from his being detailed to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2009-2010, while at the DOJ, providing technical advice to local prosecutors combating terrorism, and later serving as the Department’s top in-country representative.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board Member, Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors
MK Club Member, Miriam’s Kitchen
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Lawyer’s Club
Alumni member, Leadership Atlanta
Member, Truman National Security Project
Margaret Smith Award, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office