Mr Scott Kimpel > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Capital Markets and Securities, Corporate Governance and Board Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Congressional Investigations, Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement, EB-5 Immigrant Investor, Blockchain, FinTech, Sustainability and Corporate Clean Power, Corporate, ‘34 Act Reporting and Related Matters, Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility




Mr. Kimpel brings in-depth knowledge of SEC policies, procedures and enforcement philosophy to each representation. He regularly advises clients across a broad sector of the economy facing sensitive reporting, compliance and enforcement matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other capital markets regulators.

His practice encompasses a wide range of matters involving the securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, regulatory enforcement, administrative law and public policy. Mr. Kimpel heads Hunton Andrews Kurth’s ESG practice, and also leads the firm’s working group on blockchain and digital assets.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Kimpel served on the Executive Staff of the SEC as Counsel to Commissioner Troy A. Paredes from 2008 to 2012. At the SEC, Mr. Kimpel acted as Commissioner Paredes’s liaison to the Commission’s senior staff as well as external constituencies including issuers and other SEC registrants, investors, press, members of Congress, professional firms and trade associations. He advised the Commissioner on all aspects of the federal securities laws and SEC policy across all SEC divisions and offices, focusing especially on the Division of Corporation Finance and the Division of Enforcement.


Admitted to the District of Columbia, New York and Texas State Bars


  • JD, SMU Dedman School of Law, cum laude, Managing Editor, SMU Law Review and Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 1998
  • BBA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s versatile fintech team advises on the full range of industry-relevant issues, including regulatory, finance, data protection, corporate and technology. Clients come from across the market, though the firm is especially known for representing banks, financial services and wealth management companies. Recent mandates have included advice on the launch of new products and platforms, and partnering agreements with fintech companies. The multi-faceted team is spread throughout the firm’s US office network, including Austin’s Erin Fonté, co-chair of the financial institutions corporate and regulatory practice, and New York’s Lisa Sotto, global head of privacy and cybersecurity. Other key partners include Dallas-based Jarrett Hale, co-chair of financial services litigation and compliance, and Washington DC’s Scott Kimpel, a lead contact for blockchain and distributed ledger technology.