Kathleen Scott


Kathleen Scott

Title: Senior Counsel
Company: Norton Rose Fulbright
Location: New York, New York, United States

Kathleen Scott, Senior Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business law.

Ms. Scott became involved in her profession simply because she wanted to help people. She enjoyed reading, writing and assisting in solving problems and law provided her that opportunity. Notably, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from American University’s Washington College of Law. Since 2014, Ms. Scott has held the position of senior counsel with Norton Rose Fulbright. As a testament to her success, Ms. Scott received the Good Apple Award from the Appleseed Foundation in 2015, as well as an Unsung Hero Award from the Appleseed Foundation in 2006. The highlight of Ms. Scott’s career was being able to get a government majority-owned bank a financial company holding status for the first time in the United States. She recalls another achievement was the regulatory reviews they were achieving.

Upon her completion of law school, Ms. Scott commenced her career as an attorney for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1982 to 1986. She then became an attorney for the Office of the Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1986 to 1990, where she worked on a variety of enforcement-related items including anti-money laundering. From there, she joined the New York State Banking Department as an associate attorney and assistant counsel in 1990, staying until 1998. Smoothly progressing in her career, she joined White & Case LLP in 1998, starting as a senior associate. Moving up to the rank of counsel, she excelled in the role until 2008. She then joined Arnold & Porter LLP in 2008, serving as counsel until 2014 before taking on her role with Norton Rose Fulbright.

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