Scott advises companies, private institutions and individuals in commercial and administrative litigation. A partner in the firm's Litigation Department, Scott has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal court -- at trial and in appellate matters -- as well as in arbitrations, mediations and agency proceedings. He frequently defends clients in regulatory and compliance matters, including cases before the Department of Justice, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Defense, Federal Election Commission, Drug Enforcement Administration and Federal Trade Commission. Scott also handles a variety of tort and contract matters for public companies, private institutions (including universities) and school districts. Additionally, he counsels clients on compliance with various federal and state laws, including the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, federal election and campaign finance laws, Freedom of Information Act, Drug Enforcement Administration manufacturing and import registration proceedings and Department of Defense security clearance proceedings.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox Rothschild in 2008, Scott was with Bryan Cave LLP in Washington, DC, for more than 17 years. While in Washington, he also served as legislative director and press secretary to U.S. Representative Ike Skelton.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Scott was selected as Special Counsel to Whitpain Township from 2018-2019. In 2020, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Whitpain Township’s Vacancy Board. Scott was reappointed to that role in 2021 and was also appointed to the Whitpain Township Human Relations Commission that same year.
From 2011 through 2020, Scott was a member of the Board of Trustees of Germantown Academy. He has also served on the Board of Governors at Sunnybrook Golf Club for the past eight years and is currently the club's First Vice President.
In addition to speaking and writing, Scott is the founder and editor of the firm's Fair Housing Defense Blog, which offers discussion and insight on fair housing compliance and other areas of interests to apartment owners and management companies as well as professional management employees. Scott was also featured on the Capital Thinking Radio Show on June 16, 2011.