Brett Scott serves Of Counsel at Lincoln Park Consulting with almost twenty years legal experience. He began his legal career as a trial attorney for the U.S Department of Justice –Tax Division where he represented the IRS in civil suits filed in U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. He then assumed a position as a Senior Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice – Civil Division, where he served as lead counsel defending the United States against multi-party, environmental torts claims.
In 1994, Scott accepted a position as General Counsel to Senator Conrad Burns, where he handled all energy, commerce, finance, international relations, banking, and associated appropriations issues. In this capacity, he served as Chairman Burns’ representative in the House-Senate Conference on the 1996 Telecommunications bill. In 1997, he was recruited by Chairman John McCain to serve as Legal Counsel for the Senate Subcommittee on Communications. In this capacity, he advised Chairman McCain on all legislative and regulatory matters impacting the provision of television broadcast and satellite services, domestic and international telecommunications services, as well as a wide range of and high-tech and emerging technology issues.
In 2000, Scott founded Capitol Coalitions, a government affairs firm which has over the years represented a wide-variety of Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Scott continues to serve as President of Capitol Coalitions.
In 2003, Scott co-founded SHD Global, a joint venture between Capitol Coalitions and Steele, Hector & Davis, a Florida-based law firm. SHD Global was formed to utilize Capitol Coalitions government relations services on behalf of Steele, Hector & Davis law firm’s Central and South American clients. Until its dissolution in 2005 when Steele, Hector & Davis was purchased, SHD Global maintained offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Caracas, Venezuela.
In 2011, Scott, in association with Mr. Chip Miller, founded Cobalt Coal, LLC, a Virginia corporation, an energy consulting firm with particular emphasis in developing Central-Appalachian coal opportunities. After successfully securing the exclusive rights to develop a 100 million ton, mid-vol metallurgical coal opportunity, KCPI was purchased by Cobalt Coal, LTD, a publicly traded Canadian corporation.
Scott holds a BA in Liberal Arts and a BA in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi as well as a JD from the University of Idaho and is licensed to practice law in Idaho and Washington. In 2001, Scott was selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 40 most influential lawyers in Washington, DC under the age of 40.