Overview

Scott is a senior advisor in the International Trade practice group. He has extensive experience with the legislative and regulatory processes involved in international trade, export control and compliance, foreign direct investment in the United States, and aviation and maritime matters.

Scott has addressed trade issues covering a wide range of industries, including satellite services, aerospace, defense manufacturers, mechanical and fatigue test system services, telecommunications providers, energy producers, maritime shipping lines, express air delivery services, marine insurers, U.S. and non-U.S. passenger air carriers, and offshore rig and supply companies.

Experience
Export Control & Compliance
  • Advises on matters involving trade in defense articles and services (Department of State - ITAR), dual-use export controls (Department of Commerce - BIS), and foreign assets control and U.S. trade embargoes (Department of the Treasury - OFAC), and U.S. anti-boycott regulations.
  • Provides guidance related to classification of items for export, analysis of export licensing needs, employment of foreign nationals, deemed export review and advice, voluntary self-disclosures and other export enforcement matters, Technical Assistance Agreements, Technology Control Plans, development and implementation of internal corporate export compliance policies/procedures, and conducts compliance audits.
  • Assists in mergers and acquisitions by conducting regulatory due diligence for corporate compliance with U.S. export controls laws and regulations.
International Trade
  • Assists in matters and disputes involving unfair competition, including Section 301 (unfair trade acts, policies and practices of foreign entities), Section 332 (general fact-finding investigations into trade and tariff matters), and antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings and administrative reviews.
  • Assists in Section 337 proceedings (trade remedy investigations for intellectual property infringement) before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and is well versed in the complex rules and procedures inherent in such proceedings in which companies seek to protect their intellectual property rights against unlawful infringement by imported products.
  • Advises on compliance with anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including implementation of compliance policies, drafting appropriate contractual compliance provisions for third parties, and conducting internal audits.
  • Advises on national security analysis and due diligence reviews of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers or other foreign direct investment in U.S. corporations by non-U.S. entities, including filings and proceedings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) under Exon-Florio to review foreign investment for approval of non-U.S. entities' control over U.S. companies.
Transportation
  • Provides legislative and regulatory advice and analysis on maritime pollution issues, including those related to ballast water, oil pollution and air emissions, at both the state and federal levels.
  • Provides legislative and regulatory guidance and analysis to lawyers in matters involving U.S. Department of Transportation rules, policies and procedures, and bilateral and multilateral aviation agreements, including the Warsaw, Montreal and Chicago Conventions.
Legislative/Regulatory
  • Assists lawyers in representing clients' interests before Congress, executive branch departments and federal regulatory agencies, as well as in related litigation and appellate work.
  • Monitors and tracks legislation and regulatory proceedings, conducts in-depth research and analysis on clients' behalf, prepares briefing papers and congressional testimony, and attends hearings and regulatory proceedings.
  • Advises on compliance with required filings under the Lobbying Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Ethics-In-Government Act and federal election campaign laws.
Publications
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, International Law Section, associate member
  • American Society of International Law
  • Society for International Affairs
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