Scott Wilson > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 6TH AVE,
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; White Collar and Corporate Crime; Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance; State Attorneys General; Private Fund Disputes; International Arbitration; Financial Services; Media, Sport and Entertainment; Insurance; Consumer Goods, Food and Retail


Partner; Co-Chair State Attorneys General practice; Co-Head Private Fund Disputes practice


Scott Wilson advises clients in government and internal investigations, white collar criminal matters, and complex litigation, often with an international component.

Companies, boards and senior executives rely on Scott to handle sensitive and multi-dimensional matters involving the government, the courts and the media. He has represented some of the most successful multinational companies in the world as lead counsel in a wide range of white collar and regulatory investigations, before DOJ, SEC, CFTC, OFAC and State Attorneys General. He regularly advises clients in matters involving bribery and corruption, consumer fraud, and extortion.

In addition to his government-facing practice, Scott represents clients in complex business disputes in federal and state courts and domestic and international arbitration. He has significant experience representing global financial institutions in matters involving credit derivatives and structured financial products.

Scott previously served as Senior Advisor and Special Counsel to the New York Attorney General (NYAG). As a member of the NYAG’s executive staff, Scott helped oversee a wide range of civil and criminal investigations, negotiated high-profile settlements and served as a liaison to other state and federal agencies in connection with the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Working Group co-chaired by the NYAG. In the courtroom, Scott served as trial counsel and argued appeals in enforcement proceedings brought under New York’s anti-fraud, consumer protection and not-for-profit corporate governance laws.

Scott co-chairs DLA Piper’s State Attorneys General practice and is a co-head of the firm’s global Private Fund Disputes practice.


English, French


Legal Programs & Events Committee of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce


J.D., Columbia University; Master, Global Business Law, Institut d’Études Politique de Paris (Sciences Po) / Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne; A.B., Social Studies, Harvard College