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Dartmouth College, B.A.

Cornell Law School, J.D.

Scott focuses his practice on business litigation, appellate practice and complex commercial litigation, including the defense of consumer-based class-action cases.

Regarding his business litigation practice, Scott provides services to local, statewide, national and international companies, in the areas of labor and employment law, restrictive covenants (i.e. non-compete agreements), misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair/fraudulent business practices and shareholder disputes. A significant part of his practice is devoted to providing advice and counsel concerning business strategies designed to avoid litigation, as well as representing clients when litigation becomes necessary.

As part of his appellate practice, Scott has appeared before all appellate divisions of the New York Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His appellate practice includes the representation of both appellants and respondents, as well as amici curiae.

Scott also has considerable experience in complex commercial litigation, having represented clients in both federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings commenced under the Federal Arbitration Act and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Such disputes span the areas of construction law, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation and proceedings commenced under Article 78 of New York's Civil Practice Law and Rules. Scott has class-action litigation experience in areas that include allegations of consumer deception, cybersecurity data breaches and unfair business practices.

Scott's litigation practice is not limited to the representation of companies and businesses, but includes the representation of individuals facing restrictive covenants, allegations of unfair competition and business torts, as well as complex civil litigation involving property damage or economic loss.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Scott was a shareholder at the law firm of McNamee Lochner.

Honors

  • 2008 Recipient, Business Review's Forty Under 40
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Member: Strathmore's Who's Who
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Listed, "Top Attorneys in New York State" by Hudson Valley Magazine, September 2018 Edition

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  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

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Member, Board of Directors: The Colon Club, Inc.