William Scott Cameron (Scott)

Senior Associate

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Scott Cameron focuses his practice on health care litigation, civil litigation, and appellate matters.

Mr. Cameron has experience representing healthcare provider groups in litigation and arbitration against health plans and in disputes with local hospital districts.  He also has experience representing and advising clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, including matters based on antitrust, intellectual property, breach of contract, business torts and constitutional law. He has represented clients before federal and state appellate courts.  He has argued before the Ninth Circuit and tried cases in both jury and bench trials in federal and state courts.

Mr. Cameron worked for two years as a judicial law clerk for Judge Consuelo M. Callahan, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He began his career as a judicial law clerk for Judge Morrison C. England, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of California after graduating law school.

Prior to pursuing a career in the law, Mr. Cameron was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, flying the F-4E Phantom II fighter as a Weapons Systems Officer. Mr. Cameron continued his military career during and after law school in the Nevada Air National Guard, where he has flown C-130 Hercules, a tactical airlift aircraft, since 1999. He is a Master Navigator with several combat deployments in support of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. He recently retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Representative Experience

  • A hospital group in a dispute with a major health plan over reimbursement for emergency services provided to the plan’s members. After several years of complex litigation in state trial and appellate courts, the matter was moved to binding arbitration.  The matter is ongoing, but several partial final awards have been received completely in the client’s favor

  • A hospital group in a dispute with a local hospital district regarding the district’s breach of contract over the acquisition of a hospital and the construction of a new hospital within the district.  The matter is on appeal following judgment in the client’s favor in state court

  • A quasi-governmental agency in defense of two federal class action lawsuits alleging antitrust and constitutional violations. Both cases were dismissed on motions, and the dismissals were upheld on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. After one of the dismissals was overturned on rehearing, the client achieved a favorable settlement

  • Two long-term disability plans in several lawsuits challenging denials of benefits under ERISA in federal and state courts

  • A local client in a dispute with a foreign company over trademark issues. Succeeded in having the case transferred from the Southern District of New York to the Eastern District of California; secured a TRO and preliminary injunction and a favorable settlement for client

  • A corporation in a trademark dispute in federal court, resulting in favorable settlement for the client

  • Companies in theft of trade secrets claims against former employees, resulting in an injunction against former employees and favorable settlement

  • A large Las Vegas casino in several matters protecting the client's trademarks
PRACTICE AREAS
Healthcare Industry
 
MEMBERSHIPS
California Bar Association
Nevada Bar Association
President, Appellate Section, Sacramento County Bar
Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit
Third Appellate District Historical Society, Founding Director
Sacramento County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court

CLERKSHIPS
Law Clerk, Consuelo M. Callahan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Law Clerk, Morrison C. England, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

EDUCATION
J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, McGeorge School of Law
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University

ADMISSIONS
California
Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California