Scott Bell

Scott Bell headshotScott Bell is a member in Bass, Berry & Sims’ Nashville office. His practice encompasses a wide array of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financings, securities offerings and securities law compliance, shareholder activism defense and general corporate governance and strategic issues.

Bell regularly advises both NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies on a variety of corporate governance and SEC compliance matters, including preparation of SEC periodic reports and other filings; compliance with the federal securities laws and SRO listing standards; and board and committee composition, activities and charters and policies. He has advised clients on a range of issues related to shareholder activism and contests for corporate control, including proxy contests and settlements, the adoption of shareholder rights plans, responses to shareholder proposals and the consideration of other defensive measures.

Prior to moving to Nashville, he practiced at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C.

Bell earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1997 and his law degree from Georgetown University in 2001. He is admitted in Tennessee, New York and the District of Columbia.