Mr Scott Nelson > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200
United States

Work Department

Labor & Employment




The most valuable asset of a successful business is its people. Clients look to Scott as a seasoned, trusted, and regular advisor who helps them handle their most sensitive people matters in a thoughtful, practical, and strategic manner. He helps clients achieve their business objectives, while complying with ever-changing employment laws. When litigation arises, clients trust Scott to handle everything from day-to-day litigation to mission-critical trial work.

Despite his strong record on summary judgment, Scott is a trial attorney at heart. He is comfortable and compelling in the courtroom, having prevailed for clients in cases ranging from simple labor arbitrations to jury and bench trials with hundreds of millions of dollars in potential liability exposure. He is known for his ease in working with clients, his thoughtful strategic approach, his artful use of diplomacy, and his relentless pursuit of victory.


Admitted to the Texas State Bar


  • JD, Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, Assistant Editor, Creighton Law Review; Secretary, International Moot Court Board, 1996
  • BSBA, Finance, Creighton University, magna cum laude, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is regularly engaged in wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment allegations, trade secret matters and issues related to the ERISA. Representing clients from the the financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors, among others, the group is well versed in class and collective as well as single-plaintiff claims. The practice’s leadership is split between Los Angeles-based Emily Burkhardt Vicente is experienced in high-stakes litigation proceedings. She jointly heads the practice with Kevin White in Washington DC, who often handles wage and hour and discrimination cases. Also in Washington DC is Ryan Bates, who is skilled in class and collective actions. In Houston, Scott Nelson deals with most employment matters, including ERISA class actions and trade secret disputes. Other key names include Michael Brett Burns and Roland Juarez in Los Angeles and Christopher Pardo in Boston.