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Litigation: General Commercial

Texas: Austin & Surrounds

1 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Scott D Powers

USA

Practice Areas

In over twenty years of practice, Mr. Powers has handled matters in a variety of areas, including securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, energy litigation, and open records litigation.

Career

Scott Powers is an experienced trial lawyer who leverages his courtroom skills to help clients find creative solutions to difficult problems. He has represented clients at both the trial and appellate level in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts across the country. For example, he led a trial team that was granted a $50 million jury verdict in federal court in Dallas, for which he was recognized as "Litigator of the Week" by Texas Lawyer. Texas Lawyer also ranked the verdict in its Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame as the top securities verdict in Texas for the five-year period from 2015 to 2019. Mr. Powers was also one of the lead trial lawyers representing a federal equity receiver in a case against five domestic and foreign banks. The case settled on the eve of trial for more than $1.6 billion in payments by the banks to the receiver.

Mr. Powers also recognizes that the best outcomes often come through negotiation rather than prolonged litigation, and he has experience negotiating settlements for his clients in a multitude of complex disputes, including, for example, a multi-party, cross-border settlement agreement that settled a dispute concerning $300 million in assets.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Powers served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Wayne Justice, Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow

Austin Bar Foundation, Fellow

United Way for Greater Austin, Tocqueville Society member

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Sustainability Society member

Personal

J.D., Harvard Law School 2000

Executive Editor, Outside Authors, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

B.A., Plan II, The University of Texas 1997

with honors

B.S., Mathematics, The University of Texas 1997

with honors

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