Scott D. Tenley
Banking & Financial Services
Retail & Apparel
Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of New York
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- U.S. Courts of Appeal, Second and Ninth Circuits
- Orange County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- California Society for Health Care Attorneys
- American Health Law Association
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
- The George Washington University, B.A. (magna cum laude)
Scott D. Tenley is a partner in M&R’s Orange County office and member of the firm’s White-Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group. In that capacity, he represents corporate and individual clients in government investigations and criminal prosecutions, enforcement actions, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation in federal and state court. Scott is an experienced civil and criminal trial attorney and former federal prosecutor.
As a federal prosecutor for over seven years in Los Angeles and Orange County, Scott investigated and prosecuted white-collar cases involving healthcare fraud, bribery, honest services fraud, financial fraud, and money laundering. Among other matters, he prosecuted one of the largest health care frauds in California history, involving nearly $1 billion in fraudulent billings that generated over $50 million in kickback payments. He also briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit, including on novel issues of victim restitution.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Scott was a commercial litigator and white-collar defense attorney at large international law firms in New York and Washington D.C. In those positions, he represented clients in bet-the-company litigation and federal criminal matters and conducted sensitive internal investigations for corporate clients across an array of industries.
From 2007 to 2008, Scott served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney in the Central District of California.