Scott Gordon is the leader of Kirkland's Derivatives Practice and a member of the Asset Finance and Securitization Practice. Scott is a leading counsel to end-users, representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to many of the world's preeminent private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting interest rate, currency, commodity, credit and equity derivative transactions. Scott also counsels clients on derivatives regulation and derivatives issues in M&A, restructuring and securitization matters and acts as lead counsel in securitization offerings.
Scott is recognized as a "leading lawyer" for Derivatives in the 2014–2018 editions of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business and the 2015–2019 editions of Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business. Clients describe him as "very collaborative, a problem-solver" and say he "has a good balance of the commercial aspects of the derivatives market." Clients also praise Scott as "a master of the domains within which he practices" and "a very strong negotiator on our behalf." The 2014 edition of The Legal 500 U.S. noted that, Scott brings "good insight into current market terms and provides pragmatic advice." In 2014, IFLR1000 also lauded Scott's work in Derivatives, citing his guidance to corporate clients. He also received the Lawyers Alliance for New York (LANY) Cornerstone Award for his pro bono work with LANY clients in 2012.
Faculty, Strafford Webinar: Rendering Structured Finance Opinions Of Counsel: Substantive Consolidation, Authority to File Bankruptcy and More, 2014-2017
Presenter, “Rendering Structured Finance Opinions of Counsel: Substantive Consolidation, Authority to File Bankruptcy and More,” Strafford webinar, August 2014
Presenter, “Dodd-Frank’s End-User Exception to Mandatory Clearing: A Guide for Corporates and their Legal Counsel on Board Responsibilities,” Chatham Financial webinar, March 2013
Moderator, "Emerging ABS Sector Review," American Securitization Forum Conference, January 2013
Memberships & Affiliations
Board Member, Lawyers Alliance for New York
Member, Advisory Council, Simon Business School
Admissions & Qualifications
- 1995New York
- Fordham University School of LawJ.D.1993
- University of Rochester, Simon Business SchoolM.B.A., Finance & Public Accounting1985
- University of RochesterB.A., Economics1984