Robert J. Scott represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. He has defended over 225 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups such as the BSA and SIIA. He is counsel to some of the world’s largest corporations, such as Schlumberger, PepsiCo, Iron Mountain and American Express, on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing. Robert ensures that Scott & Scott, LLP continues its focus on cost-effective strategies that deliver positive results.
He is regularly called upon by his peers and the media to share his expertise. He writes and speaks nationally on software licensing compliance and audit defense, cloud computing, privacy and security and outsourcing. He is a frequent CLE presenter. To see a partial list of his many presentations, published articles, and media appearances, visit http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/robert_scott.aspx.
Robert received his undergraduate degree from Austin College, Texas, and his J.D. from Hofstra University, and his Texas State Bar License in 1999. He is a Board Member of the Managed Service Providers Alliance, a Committee Member of State Bar of Texas Data Security and Privacy, and a Member of the Dallas Bar Association, Computer Law Section.
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