William Scott Cameron is Of Counsel in Weintraub’s Litigation practice group, where he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and appeals.
Scott has experience representing and advising clients in complex civil litigation including matters based on antitrust, intellectual property, breach of contract, unfair competition, business torts, and constitutional law. Scott has extensive experience representing clients in bet-the-company litigation, including defending claims brought under federal and state False Claims Acts, RICO, and fraud. Scott also has experience in intellectual property litigation, including trademark, trade dress and unfair competition under the Lanham Act, and patent and copyright disputes. He has represented clients before federal and state appellate courts, argued before the Ninth Circuit, and tried cases in both jury and bench trials in federal and state courts.
Scott’s experience in healthcare law includes representing healthcare providers in litigation and binding arbitration against health plans over widespread reimbursement disputes and in disputes with local hospital districts. He has defended health care providers in cases alleging violations of federal and state False Claims Acts based on fraudulent billing and in claims alleging violations of Stark and Antikickback laws.
Prior to rejoining Weintraub Tobin in 2022, Scott worked for a decade for two of the largest law firms in the country. Scott 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, immediately after graduating law school.
Prior to pursuing a career in the law, Scott was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, flying the F-4E Phantom II fighter as a Weapons Systems Officer. Scott continued his military career during and after law school in the Nevada Air National Guard, where he flew the C-130 Hercules, a tactical airlift aircraft 1999. He is a decorated 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 Litigation Experience
- Represented a global telecommunications provider in defense of claims brought under state and federal False Claims Acts in California and Nevada courts. Scott helped secure favorable settlements in all cases at a small fraction of the amount sought by plaintiffs.
- Represented a company providing medical billing services for an anesthesia provider in litigation in federal court alleging False Claims Act violations based on fraudulent billing. Scott prevailed on a motion to dismiss, which the court granted with prejudice.
- Represented a company in federal court defense of a lawsuit alleging business torts, including defamation and unfair competition. Scott secured a settlement with no payment by the client.
- Represented 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.
- Represented 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. Scott helped in prevailing on appeal following judgment in the client’s favor in state court.
- Represented 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.
- Represented two long-term disability plans in several lawsuits challenging denials of benefits under ERISA in federal and state courts.
- Represented a 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.
- Represented a company in theft of trade secrets claims against former employees, resulting in an injunction against former employees and favorable settlement.
American Bar Association
Faculty Member, ABA / ABOTA National Trial Academy
Third Appellate District Historical Society
Appellate Section, Sacramento County Bar Association
Board Member, Past President
Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
American Health Law Association
Judicial Advisory Committee, Eastern District of California
Immediate Past Chair
Eastern District Judicial Conference Committee
J.D., with Great Distinction, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, 2003
Order of the Coif
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1986
Weintraub Tobin Welcomes Scott Cameron
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Scott Cameron has joined the Firm as Of Counsel in the Litigation practice group. He will be based in Weintraub’s Sacramento office. Scott’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and appeals.