Advises boards and executives on cybersecurity incidents, commercial and IP litigation, and antitrust matters, as well as crisis preparation and response and ongoing positioning campaigns.
Practiced cyber and IP law at two international firms. Began career as a reporter for the AP, including four years as a White House correspondent.
Happiest with skis or bike wheels beneath him and his wife and two young children right alongside.
Scott Lindlaw is a Partner in the Washington, DC office. He advises clients on a wide range of crisis and positioning issues, including responding to and preparing for cyber-incidents. He also supports companies engaged in intellectual property and commercial litigation, antitrust matters and disputes with the government.
Scott is an attorney and veteran journalist. Before joining the firm, he practiced cybersecurity and intellectual property law at the firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
For the last two years, Scott has been named to Business Insider's ""Top Public Relations Experts CEOs Scramble to Hire in a Crisis.""
Prior to his legal career, Scott was a reporter for The Associated Press for 16 years. He served for four years as an AP White House correspondent, covering President George W. Bush's first term; covered the statehouses in Providence, Rhode Island, and Sacramento, California; was part of a team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for disaster coverage; and reported on the criminal and civil trials of O.J. Simpson.
Scott serves on the board of directors of the First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech and more open and accountable government.
He earned his J.D. and his master's degree in journalism at the University of California, Berkeley and received a B.A. in English with a minor in public policy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.