Scott Scheele is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Scott has over 30 years of experience, including serving as a senior executive and supervisor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He has handled matters involving the media, telecommunications, technology and financial services industries, and has substantial antitrust litigation, trial, investigation and management experience.

Scott spent nine years as the Chief of the Media, Entertainment and Communications Section of the Antitrust Division, and in that capacity supervised all merger and civil conduct investigations and implemented competition policy in the areas of wireless and wireline telecommunications, media and entertainment. Before that, he spent eight years as the Assistant Chief of the Networks & Technology Enforcement Section. Scott joined the Antitrust Division in 1995, after five years as an associate with Howrey & Simon.


Thought Leadership

Recent Speaking Engagements

“Information Exchange Counseling in the Digital Age,” ABA Spring Meeting Panel, 2019

“Net Neutrality: Déjà vu or a New Era?,” ABA Spring Meeting Panel, 2018

“Barclays Select Series: Future of Sports,” Fireside Chat Interview, 2017


Recognized in Legal 500 U.S. for Antitrust: Cartel, 2023; Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense, 2023; and Antitrust: Merger Control, 2022

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

  • Vice-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, 2017–Present
  • Vice-Chair, Media and Technology Committee, 2013–2016
  • Vice-Chair, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, 2009–2013

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

  • Faculty: Deposition, 2009–2012
  • Trial Advocacy, 2010

Franklin & Marshall College Board of Trustees, Alumnus Trustee 1996–2001

Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association President 1995–1996


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of LawJ.D.1990
  • Franklin & Marshall CollegeB.A., Government; Economics Minor1987