Scott R. Wilson
Areas of Practice
Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne/Sciences Po Paris, M.A., Global Business Law, 2007
Columbia Law School, J.D., 2007; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, Social Studies, 2004; John Harvard Scholarship
United States District Courts: Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Scott Wilson is a partner in the firm's New York City office. His practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, and complex civil litigation. Representative clients include Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co., and NIKE, Inc.
Mr. Wilson advises companies facing government investigations, often with an international component. He represents clients before the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the New York Attorney General’s Office, self-regulatory organizations, and in connection with parallel foreign inquiries. He has led internal investigations in Europe and South America in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other white collar matters.
Mr. Wilson previously served as Senior Advisor and Special Counsel to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. As a member of the Attorney General’s executive staff, Mr. Wilson helped oversee the 650-lawyer office and negotiated settlements with financial institutions. In the courtroom, he served as trial counsel and argued appeals in enforcement proceedings brought under New York’s anti-fraud, consumer protection, and corporate governance statutes. Mr. Wilson also conducted investigations into securities fraud under the Martin Act and into misconduct by officers and directors of not-for-profit organizations regulated by the Charities Bureau.
Following his government service, Mr. Wilson was appointed by the Illinois Department of Insurance as an Examiner in multi-state examinations of insurance companies.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University School of Law. He received a joint degree in international law from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
Selected Professional Awards and Associations
New York City Bar Association
Super Lawyers New York-Metro Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters) (2014, 2015)
Fifty-three Attorneys Recognized as New York Metro Super Lawyers (October 10, 2016)
Protecting the Innocent: A Proposal for New York (December 31, 2008)
Seminars and Speaking Engagements
BSF Partner Scott Wilson Speaking at Art Litigation Seminar (2013)
Senior Advisor and Special Counsel, New York Attorney General's Office (2011-2013)