Scott focuses on the compensation issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and corporate governance matters. He also specializes in serving high technology, life sciences and software clients in designing and implementing compensation, equity compensation and other executive compensation arrangements. Scott is experienced with Section 409A and golden parachute matters. He represents numerous executive officers of technology, life sciences and software companies in contract negotiations.

Scott is the former chair of the Subcommittee on Executive Compensation of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and the Subcommittee on the Federal Securities Regulation of the Committee on Employee Benefits of the ABA. Scott co-chairs the ALI/ABA annual Executive Compensation program. He is and has been a frequent speaker at the directors’ colleges, NASPP national conferences and other national compensation, governance, and securities law programs. Scott has also written extensively on executive compensation, corporate governance and stock compensation matters, including the Compensation Committee Best Practices.

Scott was named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Employee Benefits Law and recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyers in the U.S. and California.

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Representative Clients

  • DocuSign
  • Facebook
  • GoPro
  • NortonLifeLock
  • Peloton
  • Redfin
  • ServiceNow
  • Workday

Education & Admissions

LL.M., Taxation
New York University School of Law

J.D./B.A., Tulane University

Admitted to practice in California


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