With over a decade of global experience in human rights investigation and litigation, Scott has represented clients in matters focusing on mass atrocities, media freedom, and digital privacy.
Scott’s work in the field of human rights includes Colvin v. Syrian Arab Republic, where he represented the family of Marie Colvin, a war correspondent for the Sunday Times who was tracked, targeted, and killed in 2012 by Syrian government forces. Scott, as lead counsel in the case, successfully attained a $303.6 million judgment against the Syrian government on behalf of Marie’s family.
Currently, Scott is involved in Samathanam v. Rajapaksa, in which Hausfeld represents a Canadian torture survivor who was subjected to three years of arbitrary detention and abuse in Sri Lanka under the authority of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a U.S. citizen and former Defense Secretary of the island nation.
“Making human rights count—in cyberspace, in business, and on the battlefield—is a global challenge,” Scott commented. “There’s no better place to take up that challenge than Hausfeld, which has paved the way in global legal strategies.”
Chairman Michael Hausfeld stated, “Scott has an incredible track record in the field of human and civil rights, and embodies our firm’s core values of championing human dignity and civil liberties. We are thrilled to have him on board.”
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