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Highly respected by industry peers for his depth of regulatory knowledge, Scott has counseled hundreds of investment management clients in the implementation of compliance programs, as well as in the development of plans to ensure ongoing adherence to emerging regulatory standards.
He possesses a thorough knowledge of the entire panoply of the overlapping securities and commodities laws, rules, and regulations affecting his clients. Scott is part of a team that "always understands the issues at hand, responds very quickly and is able to suggest creative solutions to issues that are often very complicated." (The Legal 500)
Scott’s extensive experience includes representing offshore and U.S.-based funds, investment advisors, broker-dealers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors in formation and structuring, securities and commodities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and other financial transactions.
Scott is also a prominent author and lecturer on corporate law, securities transactions, and investment management. His advisory roles include:
- Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School, "Hedge Funds and Investment Adviser Seminar" (2008-2017)
- Member of the Board of Directors for the Managed Funds Association (MFA), which represents the global alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for regulatory, tax, and other public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets
- Member of the Steering Committee of the Lawyers’ Advisory Forum and Conference Committee for the MFA
- IA Legal and Regulatory Subcommittee and Speaking Faculty of the National Society of Compliance Professionals