Scott is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s antitrust practice group. Scott’s practice focuses on antitrust analysis and defense of mergers and acquisitions, merger and non-merger counseling, and litigation.
Scott’s work includes regulatory compliance and advocacy before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including health insurance, medical devices, hospitals, life sciences, digital marketing, mass media, paints and coatings, technology, oil and gas, supermarkets, and entertainment.
While in law school, Scott clerked for the Federal Trade Commission’s Anticompetitive Practices division and assisted with select merger investigations.
- Represented Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in successful $8 billion combination with Tufts Health Plan through a Second Request by the DOJ.
- Represented Wright Medical Group N.V. in successful $4.7 billion acquisition by Stryker Corporation through a Second Request by the FTC.
- Represented industrial equipment manufacturer in gun-jumping investigation by the DOJ and FTC.
- Represented Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. in successful $14.6 billion acquisition by Discovery, Inc. through a Second Request by the DOJ.*
- Represented Sherwin-Williams in successful $11.3 billion acquisition of the Valspar Corporation through a Second Request by the FTC.*
- Represented Universal Music Group in successful $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music through a Second Request by the FTC.*
- Represented Service Corporation International in successful $1.4 billion acquisition of Stewart Enterprises through a Second Request by the FTC.*
- Represented Delhaize America in successful divestiture of three southeastern grocery banners to Bi-Lo Holdings through investigation by the FTC.*
- Represented 3DSystems in successful acquisition of Geomagic.*
- Represented Bridgestone Americas in distribution joint venture with Goodyear.*
- Defended major paper company in class action price-fixing suit by direct containerboard purchasers.*
- Defended ocean car carrier executive in criminal price-fixing investigation by the DOJ.*
- Defended major energy company in false advertising investigation by the FTC.*
*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray
- Author, “Panel Discussion on ‘A Well-Oiled Machine? Federal/State Enforcement in Oil & Gas,’” Transportation, Energy & Antitrust (Fall 2019)
- Co-author, Economic Implications of Third-Party Litigation Financing on the U.S. Civil Justice System, J.L. Econ. Pol’y (2012)
- LLM (Law & Economics), George Mason University School of Law, 2010
- JD, cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2009; Editor, Loyola Law Review; Member, Moot Court Board
- BA (English), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
Admissions / Qualifications
- District of Columbia, 2012
- Virginia, 2010
- The Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch (2021)