Mr. Scott is a founding partner of Emerson Scott, LLP. He was born and raised in Warren, Arkansas. Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Finance, from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1982 and his Juris Doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2006.
Mr. Scott received his Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) designation from The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts in 1993, charter number 18365. He was an institutional investments representative and manager prior to law school with Prudential-Bache Securities, Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., and SouthWest Securities, Inc. While working in the field of institutional investments for eighteen years, Mr. Scott specialized in the areas of asset/liability management, portfolio immunization, and hedging in the financial futures markets and cash markets for large institutional clients such as banks, insurance companies, savings and loans, and mortgage bankers. He further specialized in the mortgage-backed securities and mortgage markets where he was involved in the development of the first collateralized mortgage obligation securities.
Mr. Scott has extensive experience in representation of clients in the personal injury, drug injury, medical malpractice, and complex litigation areas. Mr. Scott has worked and is working extensively in the MDL In re: Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation (MDL 2591) and the case, In Re: Aluminum Warehousing Antirust Litigation, (13 MDL 2481 (KBF)). He is also deeply involved in the representation of class action plaintiffs in numerous consumer protection and antitrust cases, including In re: Anthem Healthcare Data Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2617 (N.D. Cal.); In re: Premera Healthcare Data Breach Litigation, (D. OR.) MDL No. 2633; In re: Medical Informatics Engineering Data Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2667 (N.D. Ind.); In re: Office of Personnel Management Data Breach Litigation (D.D.C.) MDL No. 2664; and In re: Experian Data Breach Litigation (C.D. Cal.) MDL No. 2676 as well as two data breach cases in Arizona, In re: Banner Health Data Breach Litigation and In re: Valley Anesthesiology Data Breach Litigation.
Mr. Scott has extensive criminal law experience as he was previously a Special Prosecutor for the State of Arkansas and successfully prosecuted to conviction over 1000 felony cases.
Mr. Scott was tendered and qualified as expert witness in the area of financial analysis and testified as to his opinion in the embezzlement case, State v. Jean Leek, CR 2010-4307, in the Fourth Division of Pulaski County, Arkansas Circuit Court. The defendant was convicted.
Mr. Scott is a member of the Bar of the State of Arkansas and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), and the AAJ Class Action Litigation Group.