Scott Lawson is an experienced trial lawyer and business litigator. He has represented corporations and individuals for over 20 years in a wide variety of litigation matters. He has a broad range of substantive knowledge, with specialties in employment, trade-secret, employee-movement, contracts, real estate, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, fraud, privacy, copyright and trademark matters.

Mr. Lawson represents clients in state and federal court, in securities and shareholder-derivative litigation, in corporate investigations, and in arbitration proceedings within FINRA, AAA and JAMS. In addition, he advises companies regarding employment practices, regulatory compliance, and other litigation-avoidance counseling. Mr. Lawson also has successfully argued before state and federal appellate panels.

Mr. Lawson has numerous trial and arbitration wins for clients in a variety of business areas, including banking and finance, high tech, aerospace, venture capital, defense contracting, commercial security, healthcare, entertainment and consulting. In addition, he has a long track record of obtaining dismissal of claims before trial. A seasoned negotiator, Mr. Lawson’s reputation as a tenacious litigator who is willing to try difficult cases allows him to obtain favorable settlement terms for his clients.

Prior to joining Pennington Lawson, Mr. Lawson was a litigation partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for ten years. He also was previously a partner at Greenberg Traurig, and an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.  Mr. Lawson also has been peer rated “Preeminent” (5 out of 5) by Martindale Hubbell.  Since 2006, he has repeatedly been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” and was named one of Northern California’s top appellate lawyers by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine.

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