Sydney Scott represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters. She also has experience representing clients in FCPA and SEC investigations, and investor-state arbitrations.
Ms. Scott received her B.A. in English from Dartmouth College in 2008, where she won three Ivy League Championships with the Dartmouth women’s basketball team and served as a senior co-captain. After graduation, Ms. Scott headed to Copenhagen, Denmark to continue her basketball career as a member of B.K. Amager, which won the league championship during her first season. She then decided to redirect her discipline, drive, and strong desire to win from the basketball court to the courtroom. She obtained her J.D. in 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable James J. Brady on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in 2013-2014, and the Honorable Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 2014-2015, before joining the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Southern District of Texas
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
One is Not Born, But Becomes a Woman: A Fourteenth Amendment Argument in Support of Having Male to Female Transgender Inmates in Female Facilities, 15 U. PA. J. Const. L. 1259 (2013)
B.A., English, June 2008
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
Law Clerk to the Hon. James Brady
United States Court for the Middle District of Louisiana 2013-2014
Law Clerk to the Hon. Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 2014-2015
Vinson & Elkins. 2015 - May, 2017
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P. June, 2017 - Present