Scott L. Mullins

Scott’s practice focuses on defending companies and individuals in government investigations and prosecutions, particularly in financial or securities fraud matters, and investor representation. Before joining Ungar Law Office, Scott worked in investor protection with the Enforcement Section for the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon, where he assisted in the investigation and criminal prosecution of white collar crime and investment fraud. Prior to coming to Oregon, Scott was an Assistant Public Defender in the Felony Section of New Mexico Public Defender Department, and was the Senior Prosecutor for the New Mexico Securities Division in Santa Fe. He began his legal career as an attorney with Hilder & Associates in Houston, Texas, where he defended persons involved in corporate criminal or civil investigations, including for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Insider-trading, Bank Fraud, Health Care Fraud, and Public Corruption.

Practice Areas

  • Defending government investigations
  • White collar criminal defense (federal and state)
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation and investor representation

Representative Cases

  • Deepwater Horizon / Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Explosion: represented senior drilling engineers involved in the multi-agency investigation into the tragic oil spill and loss of life. No clients were criminally prosecuted.
  • Represented dentists accused of violating Medicare/Medicaid’s Anti-Kickback Statute. Argued pretrial motion to dismiss indictment based on entrapment by estoppel. Indictment dismissed.
  • Represented an officer of a publicly traded company. Case involved potential violations of the Clean Air Act and securities disclosures issues. Joint SEC and EPA Investigation closed.
  • Represented a senior executive of a publicly traded oil services company. Case involved alleged trading with a sanctioned country. DOJ investigation closed with no charges being filed.
  • Represented an officer of publicly traded oil services company. Case involved a restatement of earnings. Investigation closed with no criminal charges being filed.
  • Represented a project manager of a publicly traded company. Case involved alleged bribes paid to foreign officials. Secured probation for client.
  • Represented a mechanical engineer who allegedly paid money to foreign officials in exchange for contracts. Secured non-prosecution letter for client.


Speaking Engagements

  • Co-chair, America Bar Association White Collar Crime Section (Southwest), July 2012 to February 2015.
  • Speaker, Northwest Securities Institute (Seattle, WA - 2016)
  • Speaker, ScamJam (Bend and Eugene, OR - 2015)


  • University of Wyoming (J.D. 2007)
    • Dean’s award (2006)
  • University of Wyoming (M.A. Writing 2003)
  • Ohio University (B.A. English 1999)


  • Oregon
  • Texas (inactive)
  • New Mexico (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court Oregon

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member Oregon Bar Association – Securities Regulation Committee
  • Member Texas Bar Association
  • Member New Mexico Bar Association
  • Former co-chair, American Bar Association White Collar Crime Section (Southwest), 2012-2015
  • Former member/racer USA Cycling Association (Category 3)