For over three decades, Scott has focused his practice on representing financial institutions, national banks, automobile finance companies, and loan servicers. He has counseled and defended clients on privacy and cybersecurity, licensing and regulatory matters, and individual and class actions brought under state and federal Truth-in-Lending laws, UDAP laws, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Scott has published dozens of articles in The Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report and other scholarly periodicals on legal issues of interest to the financial services industry. He is also the author of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts in Debt Collection Practice in California (CEB).

Scott holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He completed the Harvard VPAL’s Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age program and was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Certificate Program in Big Data at the College of Extended Learning at California State University, East Bay. Scott is currently serving his second two-year term on the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s Debt Collection Advisory Committee.

Professional Engagement

  • California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, Debt Collection Advisory Committee, 2021-2025
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, Fellow, 2023-Present
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Vice President and Governing Committee Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2018-Present