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N. Scott Fletcher
Partner

Practice Leader Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement

Contact

(T) +1.832.239.3846
(F) +1.832.239.3600

Education

  • Tulane University (J.D. with honors 1989; Order of the Coif; Notes & Comments Editor, Tulane Law Review); Harvard College (A.B. with honors 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and District of Columbia Circuits, and various federal district courts

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Justice Andrew G.T. Moore II, Delaware Supreme Court (1989-1990)

Scott Fletcher, co-head of the Firm's Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice, defends clients in securities litigation, government investigations, and commercial disputes throughout the United States. For more than 25 years, he has defended issuers, underwriters, officers, and directors against securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative cases, M&A challenges, SEC enforcement matters, and bondholder litigation. He has been lead counsel in dozens of cases and has argued appeals in numerous federal and state courts.

In addition to his securities work, Scott has tried commercial, intellectual property, and other disputes to verdict and has obtained several multimillion dollar arbitration awards. Recent representations include clients in the energy, finance, accounting, chemical, construction, medical, telecommunications, and computer hardware and software industries. As a member of the Delaware bar, Scott regularly conducts internal investigations and advises companies on governance and fiduciary duty issues.

Scott was formerly chair of the Houston Bar Association's Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section and co-chair of the Securities Litigation, IPO Litigation Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section. Recent client and peer reviewers in Chambers describe him as giving "reliably good advice [and] keeps his eye on the big picture" (2014); "does it the right way — he's smart, thorough, and he takes command of the courtroom and takes it seriously" (2015); "very knowledgeable and responsive" and "adept at handling the full range of disputes in the field" (2016); and whose "prowess in handling securities matters is well known, most notably in securities fraud and shareholder derivative litigation, as well as SEC investigations" (2017).


Honors & Distinctions

  • Annually ranked as one of the top securities litigators in Texas by Chambers USA (Band 1, 2006-2017)

    The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2018), including Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation (2014) and Merger & Acquisition Litigation (2018) in Houston

    Listed in: Lawdragon 500's "100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation" (2008) and Texas Super Lawyers (since 2005)
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