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Scott is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and chair of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice. He concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation, economic development, and government and regulatory affairs, and serves as general counsel to companies.


  • University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D., 1983)
  • University of Michigan  (A.B., with distinction, 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Homeless Project
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Public Service

  • Governor’s Special Representative on Regulatory Reform, 2007 - 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent  
  • Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, Excellence in Public Service Award, 2007


  • Columbus Next Generation Corporation, Board Member
  • Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on Commercial Dockets
  • Judicial Screening Panel
  • Gubernatorial Transition Team
  • Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Infrastructure Steering Committee
  • Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Adjunct Instructor