WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) November 29, 2016
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Scott A. MacGriff has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a Member to assist in leading the firm’s U.S. Government Contracts practice.
Mr. MacGriff focuses his practice on government contracts, defending government investigations, and civil and criminal litigation. His recent work at the United States Department of Justice not only involved government contract trials and related procurement fraud prosecution, as well as customs/importation civil fraud prosecutions, but also direct, meaningful and significant experience working with the most senior United States and international diplomatic and military officials.
Mr. MacGriff recently completed eight years at the Department of Justice, including a 36 month deployment to Afghanistan on behalf of the Department of Justice, 18 months of which was as the Justice Attaché for the United States. He led the office of the Justice Attaché and was responsible for interacting with the most senior State Department, interagency, military, international and Afghan leadership in Afghanistan on issues related to the Department of Justice’s mission and United States’ involvement in Afghanistan.
“I am pleased to return to Dickinson Wright and to bring a U.S. Government Contracts transactional, counseling, investigative and litigation component to our growing, dynamic and active Government Investigations, White-Collar and Securities Enforcement practice,” said Mr. MacGriff. “The firm’s commitment to government contracts work is apparent from the strong interest of existing firm clients and our extremely active Canadian government contracts practice. My immediate involvement in procurement fraud/false claims, and United States Court of Federal Claim’s matters will extend the reach of Dickinson Wright across our nationwide offices, our areas of practice expertise, and the government contracts bar.”
Mr. MacGriff is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. He has given presentations nationally and around the world on a wide range of topics including investigation techniques and case developments, developing non-military and concurrent alternatives to regional criminal activities, counterterrorism investigations and prosecutions, the common challenges in bringing Foreign Terrorist Fighter prosecutions, and international anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) enforcement and compliance.
Mr. MacGriff received his B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Mr. MacGriff previously practiced at Dickinson Wright for 11 years before joining the United States Department of Justice.
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 425 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.
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