Scott is co-founder of Greenfield Labby and the founder of Greenfield Labby Global LLP, headquartered in London. Scott oversees all of the Firm's business and legal affairs worldwide. He directs the Firm's risk and crisis management practice, as well as the Firm's specialized research and analysis department. As part of his practice, Scott has managed crisis and risk issues for U.S. Presidential and Senate campaigns, hedge funds, international financial institutions, high net worth and high profile individuals, and family offices.
A deft problem solver and trusted adviser, Scott serves as chief strategist in complex affairs that may involve risk management, governmental bodies, multiple law firms, advisers in related fields, such as accounting or bankruptcy, and other key stakeholders. With extensive expertise in negotiation, media relations, strategic planning, complex liability, and corporate and personal security, Scott is instrumental in protecting his clients' interests, often in matters requiring delicate attention, around the clock responsiveness, and absolute discretion. Locating the key issues in every case, often before they surface, Scott anticipates opposition tactics and analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities on all sides of the table.
In founding Greenfield Labby, Scott developed a model for a new kind of law firm: one based on rigorous quantitative and qualitative analytics, with a team comprised of non-lawyers as well as lawyers – all selected primarily based on intellectual ability and work ethic. Among its strengths, the Firm uses this business model to provide elite advocacy in historically weak areas of legal practice. Scott understands that client matters are increasingly complex, international in nature, and require strategic expertise in fields ranging from public relations to econometrics. The Firm has assembled a unique team of attorneys, specialized executives, and vendors to create and execute this new model for comprehensive client service.
Scott founded Greenfield Labby after many years of service in the Office of the Chairman of D.E. Shaw, one of the world's largest hedge funds, where he was a Vice President and Special Counsel. He bears the distinction of having received a G.E.D., a national Truman Scholarship, and a Yale Law School J.D. Scott is a supporter of several charities and, together with his wife, funds annual scholarships at multiple colleges and universities aimed at promoting the advancement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.