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  • A.B., Mathematics, Duke University, 1984, magna cum laude
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1987, with honors
  • South Carolina, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1989
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 2013
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Scott N. Schools

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Scott Schools is a Member on Moore & Van Allen's Charleston office Litigation team, concentrating his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and health care and financial fraud defense. Before joining Moore & Van Allen, Schools spent 18 years in the Department of Justice, beginning as an Assistant United States Attorney and concluding as one of the highest ranking career officials within the Department.  Schools brings his considerable experience as a federal prosecutor to bear when advising and defending Moore & Van Allen’s clients across the country.

Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Schools served as Associate Deputy Attorney General, providing advice and counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States on issues ranging from capital cases and criminal investigations to professional responsibility, ethics, and employment matters.  Before joining the Deputy’s office, Schools served as the United States Attorney in two judicial districts, South Carolina and the Northern District of California.  For two years as General Counsel of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, he advised all of the United States Attorneys in the country on ethics and employment matters.  While serving in various capacities in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, he tried approximately 24 federal criminal cases involving public corruption, health care fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, narcotics conspiracy, and homicide.  He also tried the state's first two federal capital cases to verdict.

Of Note

  • Received the Attorney General’s Award:  The Claudia J. Flynn Award for Professional Responsibility, 2011
  • Received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2010
  • Received the Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Executive Achievement, 2007
  • Received the Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Superior Performance in a Managerial or Supervisory Role, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  •  South Carolina Bar Association