March 9, 2018: McGregor W. Scott was confirmed as a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California for a four-year term by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Scott, of California, is currently a partner at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, where his practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations. From 2003 to 2009, Scott was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California. From 1997 to 2003, he was the elected District Attorney for Shasta County, California. HE was also a Deputy District Attorney from 1989 to 1997 in Contra Costa County, California. Scott received his law degree from the Hastings College of Law, University of California, in 1989.