Scott is the Managing Partner of the firm. He has an active practice focused on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, and contests for corporate control.
Scott has represented many of the firm’s private equity clients such as Warburg Pincus, SCF Partners, and Pine Brook Road Partners for more than a decade, and has also represented many public companies, including several Fortune 500 companies, with respect to
corporate governance advice and equity and debt offerings. He has represented 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, aviation, and manufacturing.
Chambers USA has described Scott as a "standout" attorney with a "wealth of private equity experience" (Chambers USA, 2014), “client-oriented” (Chambers USA, 2008), and a “fabulous deal lawyer” (Chambers
USA, 2005) who uses his “creativity and nonconfrontational style” (Chambers
USA, 2006) in private equity and M&A transactions, where his “proactive attitude” (Chambers USA, 2006) always “gets it right for clients” (Chambers
USA, 2006). 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.