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Scott W. Cowan


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  • University of Houston (J.D. cum laude 1993; M.B.A. with highest honors 1993); Texas A&M University (B.S. magna cum laude 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits

Scott Cowan has more than 24 years of trial and appellate experience in complex, multiparty, and multiforum litigation involving intellectual property, construction, energy, and petrochemical matters. He has substantial transactional experience negotiating, drafting, interpreting, and defending complex contracts in several contexts. Scott's focused and practical approach has led to a variety of successful outcomes in significant 8 to 10-figure matters for numerous companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, software, technology, aerospace, manufacturing, and service industries on both U.S.-based and international matters.

Before law school, Scott worked in the construction industry in a variety of roles including as a design professional, contractor, and owner's representative. He has successfully handled numerous construction matters for owners, architects, engineers, and contractors. He has extensive experience with a variety of contractual risk management issues including indemnities, insurance, liability limitation, training, and compliance.

Scott's petrochemicals industry experience includes significant commercial, personal injury, and wrongful death disputes involving refinery, plant, and pipeline construction; maintenance, renovation, and improvements; technology licensing; disaster prevention/response; and OSHA compliance, failure analysis, and root cause investigations. His intellectual property experience spans the hardware, software, energy, petrochemicals, and construction industries and includes the prosecution and defense of claims involving trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and licensing disputes.

Scott also maintains an active pro bono practice through regular volunteering in a variety of pro bono activities in the Houston community. In particular, he has represented women and unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States from abandonment and violence in Central America.

Scott Cowan