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.

In 2021, Scott was one of five attorneys nationwide selected by Law360 for its annual list of Compliance Rising Stars. In 2019, Scott was named to the Euromoney Legal Media Group shortlist for its Americas Rising Star Awards for "best in white collar crime."

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