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Executive Profile: Scott Weber of Chertoff Group

sweberScott Weber became a member of the board of advisers at Chertoff Group in March 2010. He is currently a partner at Patton Boggs and has provided legal counsel and policy advice on issues involving infrastructure protection, preparedness, continuity of operations and government programs, product liability and security risks within the private sector.

Weber served as the senior counselor to the secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, assisting the secretary with policy development, operations and legal analysis. His portfolio included infrastructure protection; preparedness; continuity of operations and of government programs; work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Private Sector Office, Infrastructure Protection directorate and Science and Technology directorate; emergency communications; strategic alliances; private sector matters; and academic outreach.

Prior to Patton Boggs, Weber he was a partner and a member of the Training and Career Enhancement Committee, Recruiting Committee and Mentor Program at an international law firm. At another large firm, he negotiated and implemented settlements, took and defended scores of depositions and argued motions and appeals.

Weber has substantial experience in prominent pro bono matters, as he served as a member and chair on the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Office of Attorney Ethics, District Ethics Committee, in Essex County, New Jersey. There, he prosecuted grievances filed against attorneys who were alleged to have violated the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, and he tried cases before panels and special masters and presented arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Weber was named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s “40 Under 40” listing in July 2006, which honors New Jersey lawyers whose achievements in the workplace and in public service involvement distinguish them among their peers. In addition, he was named to The Year in Homeland Security’s “Homeland Security Professionals to Watch” in 2009.

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