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Scott is a trusted business and legal advisor with more than 35 years of experience helping his clients achieve their business goals through dispute resolution. As a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Scott has substantial experience resolving disputes across industry through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and trial. He has a national practice, representing clients in state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals across the United States.

Scott represents both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. He has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts and arbitration awards for corporate clients and, similarly, has successfully defended such cases. His practice includes securities and class action litigation and complex contract disputes in industries such as energy, construction, financial services, insurance and manufacturing. He defends institutions and corporate directors in cases challenging their business judgment or business practices. He also defends companies facing employment-related claims, including claims involving non-competition and non-solicitation covenants and issues arising from employment agreements. Scott also has experience defending insurers against claims of bad faith.

Scott evaluates cases for clients in terms of how a trial or arbitration might unfold and leads teams through trial. In addition, he enters other cases mid-stream where his experience helps the firm’s clients. From time to time, he serves as litigation coordinating counsel for companies seeking improvement in service value and cost control.  For example, during the Great Recession, Scott relocated for several years to the firm’s San Francisco office to manage the high volume of mortgage cases there, including class and mass actions.

Scott complements his practice by serving as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He regularly advises clients and colleagues on arbitration matters.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Member, Board of Directors, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (2014-2020)
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (2014-17)
    • Member and Past Chair, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (1996-2010)
    • Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, 2010-present)
    • Georgia Super Lawyers (2005-Present)
    • Benchmark Litigation Star (California, 2013)
    • Chambers USA, Georgia (Litigation: General Commercial, 2008, 2011)  
    • National Medallion Award (Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2009)
    • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2009
    • Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, 2010-present)
    • Georgia Super Lawyers (2005-Present)
    • Benchmark Litigation Star (California, 2013)
    • Chambers USA, Georgia (Litigation: General Commercial, 2008, 2011)  
    • National Medallion Award (Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2009)
    • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2009
    • Chambers USA, Georgia (Litigation: General Commercial, 2008, 2011)  
    • National Medallion Award (Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2009)
    • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2009
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Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Commercial Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
    • Master, Lumpkin Inn of Court
    • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
    • Member, California, Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations
    • Master, Lumpkin Inn of Court
    • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
    • Member, California, Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations
    • Member, California, Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations
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Representative Experience

  • Securities – Defended international pharmaceutical corporation against securities fraud claims in Florida.
  • Energy – Lead trial counsel in four separate arbitration cases involving energy marketing and sales contracts for utilities in the Midwest.
  • Manufacturing – Co-lead trial counsel in design and construction cases in Georgia and Colorado.
  • Financial Services – Lead trial counsel and manager of large volume litigation for three (3) global financial institutions in California and Georgia.
  • Environmental Equipment and Services – Litigation coordinating counsel and employment counsel for group of companies providing sophisticated equipment and engineering services to utility industry.
  • Telecommunications – Lead trial counsel in five week trial involving small cell technology in California.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Trial Evidence," ICLE of Georgia two day seminar, 2005 - 2009