Scott Wornow

Senior Affiliated Counsel


Scott Wornow has more than 30 years’ experience as a Law Firm Partner, Chief Legal Officer and Senior Corporate Executive. Scott served as a Partner in the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP and as a Partner in the Silicon Valley offices for both Goodwin Procter LLP and Baker Botts LLP, where he helped to start the West Coast technology practices for each of those firms. He has also served as the Chief Legal Officer for three publicly-traded technology companies (in the wireless, software and semiconductor sectors), as Executive Vice President for Legal and Business Affairs at an interactive television and IP licensing company and as the Chief Restructuring Officer for a technology company. He has advised on more than $25 billion of mergers and acquisitions and $15 billion of financing transactions. Over the course of his career, Scott has represented Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, middle market and emerging growth companies, “bulge bracket” investment banks, venture capital firms, private equity funds and management teams.   

Corporate legal departments led by Scott have won awards from The New York Stock Exchange for best corporate governance program at a Small to Mid-Cap Company, from the Financial Times as one of the Most Innovative In-House Law Departments (winning the Innovation award twice) and from the Association of Corporate Counsel for best In-House Employment Law Department. He has published extensively on the relationship between inside and outside counsel, the implementation of corporate governance and risk management programs, the use of alternative fee arrangements and the need for innovative law firm marketing strategies. He is a Board Advisor to several technology startups and serves as Vice Chairman of the Business Law Section for the San Francisco Bar Association.