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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, Scott has represented issuers, underwriters, officers, and directors in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative cases, M&A litigation, bondholder disputes, and takeover cases. Scott, who is also admitted in Delaware, has been lead counsel in dozens of cases and argued appeals in numerous federal and state courts.

In addition to securities litigation, Scott regularly defends clients in SEC and DOJ investigations, leads internal corporate investigations, and advises companies on governance and fiduciary duty issues. He also has tried commercial and intellectual property disputes to verdict and has obtained several multimillion dollar arbitration awards. Recent representations include clients in the energy, finance, accounting, chemical, construction, medical, telecommunications, retail, and computer industries.

Scott was formerly co-chair of the ABA's Securities Litigation, IPO Litigation Subcommittee and chair of the Houston Bar Association's Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section. Client and peer reviewers in Chambers describe him as "keep[ing] his eye on the big picture" (2014); "he's smart, thorough, and he takes command of the courtroom and takes it seriously" (2015); "adept at handling the full range of disputes in the field" (2016); his "prowess in handling securities matters is well known" (2017); and "smart and creative securities litigator" who is "always the best prepared in the room and knows when to pick a fight and when to back off" (2018).


Honors & Distinctions

  • Annually ranked as one of the top securities litigators in Texas by Chambers USA (Band 1, 2006-2018)

    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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