Scott Reid is a corporate associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on the representation of private equity funds, financial institutions, and commercial borrowers in asset-based and cash-flow-based financing, syndicated financing, mezzanine financing, and subordinated debt financing. In addition, Scott counsels clients on debt compliance matters, workouts, and restructurings.

Before joining Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Scott was in-house counsel for an international maritime transportation and logistics company, and prior to law school, Scott was an economist for four years at a consulting firm that specialized in expert testimony in antitrust and securities litigation.


Thought Leadership


Author, “Trade Talk,” ABA Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter, Summer 2017

Contributing researcher, International Economics, 5th ed., by Dennis R. Appleyard, et. al., McGraw-Hill International, 2005

Author, “Mapping Competition Provisions in Preferential Trading Arrangements” by Robert Teh and Scott Reid, 2005


“Protecting Your Company from Insolvency in the Marketplace,” ABA TIPS Section Conference, August 2017


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Texas


  • English
  • German


  • Tulane University Law SchoolJ.D.2013

    Editor in Chief, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Vol. 37, 2012–2013

    Senior Fellow, Tulane University Law School Legal Research & Writing Program, 2012–2013

    Admiralty Law Institute Award of Excellence

    Ray Forrester Award for Outstanding Performance in Constitutional Law

    CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Highest Grade in Constitutional Law

  • Duke University Sanford School of Public PolicyM.P.P. (Global Public Policy Concentration)2006
  • Davidson CollegeB.A., Contemporary German Studies2003