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Scot is co-chair of Reed Smith’s global Life Sciences Health Industry Group. He serves as a trusted advisor, effective advocate, and creative but practical problem solver for clients across the health care industry. With decades of experience counseling health care companies and investors, Scot provides knowledgeable and pragmatic advice in high-stakes government investigations and litigation, fast-paced health care transactions, and the development of cutting-edge business arrangements.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., History

  • District of Columbia
  • California

  • State Supreme Court - California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

  • American Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Long Term Care, Senior Housing, In-Home Care, and Rehabilitation Practice Group - American Health Lawyers Association (2004-2010)

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA for District of Columbia Healthcare, 2022-2024
  • Named a “Notable Practitioner” Chambers USA - Healthcare (2021)
  • Named a "Life Sciences Star" (Regulatory) in the LMG Life Science Guide (2015-2021) and a “Life Sciences Star” for Healthcare Pricing & Reimbursement in the LMG Life Sciences Guide (2022-2023)
  • Cited by The Legal 500 US in their firm write-up for the “Industry Focus – Healthcare: Service Providers” category (2013-2021)
  • Listed on Nightingale's list of "Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers" (2006)

Notable Quotes

  • 18 August 2023 “In A Post-Dobbs World, Pharmacists Still Face Uncertainty” DrugTopics
  • 11 May 2023 "The COVID-19 public health emergency is ending. Here’s what’s changing." Modern Healthcare
  • 24 June 2022 “Reed Smith Prepares to Guide Clients on Post-'Roe' Contingencies”
  • 11 February 2022 “Health Hires: Reed Smith, McGuireWoods” Law360
  • 29 May 2018 “Revolving Doors: City laterals pick up pace as Baker McKenzie and DWF make moves while Reed Smith expands in the US” Legal Business UK
  • 24 May 2018 “Reed Smith raids Norton Rose for life sciences/healthcare team, adding Austin office”
  • 29 June 2016 "The 9 Firms GCs Love For Health Care Work" Law360
  • 12 February 2016 "CMS Clarifies How to Report Medicare Overpayments" Family Practice News
  • 12 February 2016 "Are Providers Happy With The 60-DAY Final Rule? Bloomberg BNA Health Law Report
  • 24 December 2015 "Health Care Regulation To Watch In 2016" Law360
  • May 2012 "Fraud Fighters Mine Data:  Auditors Pave New Path With Aggressive Investigative Tactics" Provider Magazine
  • 18 May 2010 “Healthcare Compliance Within the Healthcare Sector” Compliance Week
  • 1 August 2009 “Watch Out For New False Claims Rules” Eli’s Rehab Report, Vol. 18, No. 8
  • 17 June 2009 "Presidents Health Care Reform Package Adds $1 Billion is Medicare Fraud Savings" The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Health Care Fraud Report
  • 1 June 2009 "New Law Tightens Scope of False Claims Act: What looked like a law that cracks down on mortgage and financial fraud could pack a  punch for your practice," Part B Insider, Vol. 10, No. 19
  • 22 December 2006 "Bristol Says U.S. Inquiry Is Settled" The New York Times