Fenwick is mourning the loss of our friend and partner emeritus Scott P. Spector, who passed away on November 8, 2022, from injuries he sustained in a biking accident. Scott created a legacy at Fenwick through his practice, but his greatest impact is felt through his friendship, charisma, and adventurous spirit.
Scott was an exceptional lawyer and devoted friend. He embodied the very essence of Fenwick, always putting people first and serving as a loyal and supportive colleague and mentor. He was magnetic and funny, had an infectious laugh, and a was a fearless adventurer who lived life with passion and without regrets.
Scott will be remembered for his selfless leadership and capacity for friendship. His aptitude for making connections influenced every relationship around him. The care and attention he poured into his relationships made everyone he touched feel singularly special. Almost every day, he would rally colleagues to go to lunch, helping forge connections that moved beyond collegial pleasantries and into genuine compassion and support. He enriched the lives and relationships of everyone, simply by knowing him.
Scott began his legal career in New York City with a law degree from Tulane University and would later earn a Master of Law degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. During his time at Fenwick, he led and developed Fenwick’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits group for more than 30 years, creating a world-class practice of which he was incredibly proud. He helped to organize a group of leading practitioners in executive compensation that was very influential in commenting on new regulations and promoting best practices that shaped the evolving law and established industry norms. His steadfast integrity helped guide clients through many ethical and legal challenges.
While Scott was praised for his trailblazing in the employee benefits space, we also remember him for his larger-than-life personality, humility, and egalitarian spirit. He is sorely missed.
Our thoughts are with Scott’s wife Holly, and their children Stephanie and Melanie.
At his family’s request, those wishing to honor Scott may donate in his name to an organization of their choice or to Theatreworks. Written remembrances and condolences can be submitted here or directed to the address below.
In Memoriam Scott Spector
c/o Sam Taylor
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041