Scott Ferber - McDermott Will & Emery


Scott leverages his extensive experience as a former federal cybercrime prosecutor and in senior leadership at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to advise clients across industries on the full range of privacy and security issues created by global data collection and usage. This includes responding to cyber incidents and managing complex privacy and cyber risk assessments. Scott often defends clients in regulatory investigations from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), State Attorneys General and other federal, state and local regulators and criminal authorities.

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  • Represented Fortune 100 global technology company in extensive PII and PHI theft by an employee who attempted to monetize the stolen data*
  • Represented multiple companies in inquiries by the California Attorney General’s Office regarding alleged violations of the California Consumer Privacy Act*
  • Conducted top-down, enterprise-wide risk assessment for multinational technology company, developing a first-in-class data privacy and security compliance program*

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  • Legal 500 US 2021
  • Director’s Award, Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, 2017
  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award, Distinguished Service, 2015

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  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, member


The Ohio State University, JD, with honors
University of Michigan, BA, with honors

District of Columbia
New York

US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
US District Court for the District of Colorado
US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia