Scott & Scott, LLP
Jonathan Scott is a senior partner at Scott & Scott, LLP. With more than twenty years of experience, Jonathan has built a global practice representing clients who range from multi-national corporations to local mid-market businesses. Jonathan’s practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial transactions and litigation. Jonathan has extensive experience negotiating multi-faceted business transactions involving information technology, intellectual property, and other business matters. An expert in his field, Jonathan has published numerous articles addressing pertinent issues in today’s technology-centric business world. For example, his analysis of the document retention and production requirements for electronically-stored information under Fed R. Civ P. 26 appeared in a front page article published by the New York Law Journal and also in a special publication of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Jonathan's commentary on the applicability of a federal pre-emption defense to consumer class actions under state deceptive trade practices laws involving wireless carriers was published by the American Bar Association, Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee. Jonathan served eight years as a board member in conjunction with the handling of product liability claims involving an aircraft manufacturer who had filed a Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Petition. Jonathan is a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, the American Bar Association, Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee, and the Dallas Bar Association. He was a presenter at the 2007 SecureWorld Expo, and Texas Lawyer’s 2007 E-Discovery Roundtable. Education & Qualifications 1987 Touro College School of Law Central Islip, New York Juris Doctorate American Jurisprudence Legal Writing Award 1984 State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York M.A. Liberal Arts 1982 State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York B.A. Liberal Arts Admissions & Affiliations Admitted to practice before: All Texas State Courts Supreme Court of the United States United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Federal District Court in the Eastern District of New York Federal District Courts in the Southern District of New York Member of the State Bar of: Connecticut Florida New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Texas Washington, D.C. AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell 'AV® Peer Review Rating attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Representative Matters Represented alternative energy utility company in software copyright arbitration matter governed by American Arbitration Association Complex Business Dispute rules. Represented Italian ceramic tile manufacturer/distributor in connection with disputes with minority shareholder and resolved the dispute without litigation. Represented gas station owner in real estate litigation involving conflicting claims of tenants, former tenants and petroleum supplier. Defended 140 location retail chain in compliance review conducted by Sybase involving over three million dollars in alleged compliance violations and threatened termination of over five hundred thousand dollars in perpetual licenses.