Scott Nelson advises domestic and international clients on M&A and private equity transactions, corporate governance issues, and commercial matters. His practice has involved public and private transactions in a variety of industries, including software and technology services, payments processing, cybersecurity, energy, aviation, and transportation.
Scott's recent software and technology representations include Ansys' acquisition of Analytical Graphics (a provider of simulation software for aerospace, defense, and intelligence applications) for $700 million, ACI Worldwide's acquisition of Western Union's Speedpay U.S. payments processing business for $750 million, and Verimatrix's (formerly Inside Secure, a French public company) acquisition of Verimatrix (a U.S. content security and rights management provider for television applications) for $145 million.
Other recent transactions include SITE Centers' acquisition of Blackstone's interest in a former joint venture between the parties that own and operate retail shopping centers, iAero Group's acquisition of Swift Air (the leading independent U.S. airline charter business), Diamond S Shipping's $1.65 billion merger with the tanker business of Capital Product Partners, and Cortec Group's sale of Weiman Products and Urnex Brands to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
Scott has assisted clients with corporate reorganizations, a senior secured loan facility to a publicly traded company, and the representation of a globally recognized recording artist in a products endorsement deal.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Scott marketed technology solutions at Apple and interned with Union Pacific Railroad.
Scott is committed to pro bono service and has worked with the American Association of People with Disabilities, Her Justice, and Legal Aid Society organizations.
- Columbia University (J.D. 2017; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. in Business Administration 2012, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Economics)
- New York
- Intern, Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel, United States Customs & Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (Summer 2015)
- Judicial Extern to: Judge Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2017) and Judge Donald S. Kurtz, New York Supreme Court, Kings County (Summer 2015)