Mr. Scott is the founder and president of Scott Legal, P.C.. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School where he was a Primary Editor on the Harvard Human Rights Journal. He received both an undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) degree from the University of Toronto where he was an Ontario Graduate Scholar. Mr. Scott is also a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) and from 1999 to 2008, he worked at Credit Suisse Investment Bank on finance and banking transactional matters, risk management and the implementation of the Sarbanes Oxley regulatory requirements. Ian E. Scott also worked at the Bank of Montreal where he wrote accounting opinions on complex business transactions and he was an external auditor for Financial Institutions at Ernst & Young.
As a lawyer and litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a top 10 Wall Street law firm, Mr. Scott worked on various matters including filing briefs and motions with the Court for securities litigations as well as complex corporate bankruptcies. In addition, Mr. Scott filed personal bankruptcy petitions for clients and worked on various matters including debt issuances, adoptions, unemployment insurance appeals, immigration petitions and other matters. Mr. Scott has also worked on complex contract development, negotiation and review. Finally, Mr. Scott has a strong immigration background and has filed both non-immigrant and immigrant petitions for clients.
In 2010, Mr. Scott published Fair Value Accounting: Friend or Foe? in the William & Mary Business Law Review. Mr. Scott has also published articles in the Lawyerist and The Student Appeal publications. He is also the author of The Law School Lowdown and owner of Law School & Bar Exam Success Tips blog.