Pension Financial Advisory
Previously, he spent almost 22 years in the Office of the General Counsel at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, litigating claims in the federal courts for the benefit of the PBGC, negotiating and drafting settlements with respect to those claims and other issues, and overseeing the process of documenting and recording federal tax liens that arose under the Internal Revenue Code for the benefit of pension plans. Most recently, he was a counsel in PBGC’s Corporate Finance and Restructuring Department where he worked with financial analysts, lawyers and actuaries in a wide range of risk management and loss mitigation functions primarily for single employer pension plans.
Scot joined the PBGC in 1979 as a staff attorney, became a supervisor and then a special counsel for finance. He was heavily involved in the agency’s enforcement of the government ethics laws, and was detailed to the White House in 1989 to assist its efforts to review records of potential presidential nominees. In 1990, he entered private practice as an associate at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington DC, focusing on pension plan qualification matters and subsequently, representation of PBGC. He returned to the PBGC in 1994 as senior counsel, participating in and overseeing many of the agency’s transactional matters, while supervising attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel.
Scot has almost 40 years of experience as a lawyer and advocate in the areas of employee benefits, labor and corporate reorganizations. Before joining PBGC in 1979, Scot had been an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in New York, then in private practice at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius representing single employer pension plans, multiemployer health care plans, and the companies that sponsored such plans.
Scot received a BA in American Studies from Williams College and a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer, a U.S. Capital Policeman, and a government intern in U.S. congressional offices.
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