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In addition to his restructuring expertise during his years in private practice, Scott has wide-ranging experience in commercial transactions as a result of his role as in-house counsel for two large energy-related companies. From 2005 to early 2009, Scott served as General Counsel of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a clean energy leader and one of the largest competitive energy suppliers in North America. At NextEra, Scott oversaw all legal aspects of the company’s activities. Before entering private practice in 1996, Scott worked in the corporate legal department for The Columbia Gas System, Inc., where he focused primarily on the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Columbia and its subsidiary, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, until they successfully emerged from bankruptcy protection in 1995.
Scott is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.* He is a published author and a frequent speaker on issues and developments in bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has been recognized by Chambers USA from 2004-2006 and 2010-2018 as a leader in bankruptcy and restructuring, and since 2006 has been named by Best Lawyers as one of the foremost practitioners in his field. He has been included in The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers since 2011. Scott has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Delaware Super Lawyer in business bankruptcy each year since 2013.
Scott authored a chapter on assets dispositions and acquisitions in conjunction with prepackaged plans of reorganization in Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions in 1998.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
•“Postpetition Financing of Dot-Coms,” The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 27 No. 3 (2002)
•“Chapter 11 Asset Sales,” The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 27, No. 3 (2002)
2019 Best Lawyers List Includes 8 Bayard Attorneys
Bayard Case Recognized at 2018 Turnaround Atlas Awards
Twelve Bayard Attorneys Named to 2018 Delaware Super Lawyers List
Bayard, P.A. Recognized in 2018 Chambers USA Guide
Scott Cousins Speaks at Annual ABI Spring Meeting
Violin Memory Inc.’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case Confirmed by Delaware Judge
Delaware Bankruptcy Court Confirms Plan and Sale of Verengo, Inc.
Judge Gross Grants in Part a Motion for Reconsideration and Sanctions Filed in an Adversary Proceeding and Fashions a Remedy to Apply During the Damages Phase of the Trial
Judge Sontchi Denies Motions for Partial Summary Judgment based on Res Judicata, Issue Preclusion and Statute of Limitations Defenses
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•Florida State Bar Association
•Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
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