Scott Cohen's practice focuses on domestic and foreign public and private M&A, restructurings, and corporate governance advice. His experience covers a broad range of industries, including technology, energy and energy services, manufacturing, and consumer/beverage products. He has represented many industry leaders in successful transactions, including the Schusterman family in their $7.2 billion sale of Samson Investment Company to KKR and Texas Instruments in its $6.5 billion acquisition of National Semiconductor.
Other recent transactions include his representation of Tokyo Electron in its $29 billion negotiated combination with Applied Materials, Taiwan Semiconductor in its $1 billion investment in ASML, Bridgestone in its $947 million tender offer for Pep Boys, Viasystems Group in its $927 million sale to TTM Technologies, Hicks Equity Partners in its $558 million sale of Latrobe Specialty Metals to Carpenter Technology, and Capital Southwest in its tax-free spin-off of CSW Industrials.
Transactions prior to joining Jones Day include his representation of Texas Instruments in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Burr-Brown and its $1.2 billion acquisition of Unitrode, Pilgrim's Pride in its $2.8 billion chapter 11 sale to JBS, Berg Electronics in its $1.85 billion sale to Framatome Connectors, Dr Pepper/Seven-Up in its $1.3 billion leveraged recapitalization, Morningstar Group in its $960 million sale to Suiza Foods, and Hicks & Haas in its acquisition of Dr Pepper Company from Forstmann Little, Seven-Up Company from Philip Morris, and A&W Brands from Citicorp.
Scott is a former chairman of the Corporation Laws Committee of the Texas State Bar and a founding member and director of the Texas Business Law Foundation.
- Spring 2014
Directors Roundtable--Tax Inversion Transactions
- September 10, 2013
Practical Consequences of Certain Common M&A Provisions and Issues, Dallas Bar Association M&A Committee Luncheon
- October 20, 2011
Jones Day Dallas CLE University
‘He easily melds to be part of the business team and provides solutions that not only protect the business, but also benefit it.’Chambers USA
- Southern Methodist University (J.D. 1979; Order of Barristers; Editor-in-Chief, Southwestern Law Journal); The University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. with honors 1976)
Named "Dealmaker of the Week" by The American Lawyer in April 2011
Recognized numerous times as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Texas by PLC Which lawyer?, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US