Scott maintains an active practice advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity investments and contests for corporate control. He has also represented many public companies, including several Fortune 500 companies, with respect to corporate governance advice and equity and debt offerings. Scott has substantial experience with clients in all aspects of the energy industry and has also achieved success for clients in a broad range of other industries, including financial services, airline, and manufacturing. Chambers USA has described Scott as “client-oriented” and a “fabulous deal lawyer” who utilizes his “creativity and nonconfrontational style” in private equity and M&A transactions where his “proactive attitude” always “gets it right for clients.” Scott’s track record has also earned him recognition as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Venture Capital Law and as a Super Lawyer in Texas in the Mergers & Acquisitions field.
Scott serves as a Trustee of The University of Texas Law School Foundation, a Trustee and Chair of the Risk Management & Insurance Committee of Texas Children’s Hospital, a Governing Director of the Houston Symphony and Board Member of the Alley Theatre.
Scott currently served as Managing Partner of Vinson & Elkins from 2011 to 2021 and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.