Summary: A highly experienced white collar litigator has joined the Foley & Lardner LLP team in Chicago.
Foley & Lardner LLP is excited to welcome a new litigator to their Chicago team. Zaldwaynaka (Z) Scott will be a partner in the Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar practice. Scott has decades worth of experience with high-stakes white collar issues in public and private sectors. She was previously a partner with Kaye Scholer.
As the former executive inspector general for the Office of the Governor of Illinois, Scott brings experience as a seasoned trial lawyer in complex commercial litigation, corporate compliance matters, corporate internal investigations, and white collar defense.
Chair of Foley’s Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Practice, Lisa Noller said, “We look forward to adding Z’s trial experience and internal investigation knowledge to our team. Her successful track record across complex litigation and strong proactive compliance counseling will enhance our white collar footprint.”
Managing partner of the Chicago office, Myles Berman said, “Our clients will be well served by Z’s extensive experience working with various agencies across the government of Illinois on pressing issues and investigations, we are thrilled to welcome her to our team.”
During her time as executive inspector general for the Office of the Governor of Illinois, Scott was able to establish and manage an internal compliance and investigative agency for the state’s government and public universities. Over 200 investigations of state vendors and employees were overseen by Scott. She also counseled members of the governor’s cabinet and state senior managers, such as agency directors on personnel policies, ethics, internal controls, and systemic personnel matters.
Scott also served as the federal criminal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office where she took on various management positions like chief of the General Crimes Section.