Scott Boylan, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 30 years of experience in advising public- and private-sector organizations on a broad range of international legal and business issues, including trade compliance, investment security, government contracting and IP protection strategies. He has been involved in all aspects of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Scott was the Department of Homeland Security’s representative to CFIUS and Team Telecom, served as General Counsel of CFIUS and Foreign Owned, Controlled or Influenced (FOCI) mitigated companies, and regularly conducts CFIUS audits as an independent third-party. Scott frequently assists clients to establish and run FOCI companies in the US.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Scott served as Chief Legal Officer for large, CFIUS-mitigated companies in the technology and software sector. He also held leadership positions in several government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Treasury and Justice (DOJ). At DHS, Scott was responsible for developing and implementing the CFIUS process at the department’s inception. He participated in the negotiation of mitigation agreements and withdrawals in some of the most significant deals during his tenure advising the Secretary of Homeland Security.
In the private sector, Scott structured CFIUS strategy and transactions for a Fortune 50 corporation. Scott was primarily responsible for company compliance with CFIUS and FOCI mitigation agreements for multiple businesses where he served as general counsel. His strategy for compliance with CFIUS mitigation agreements was leveraged as a customer-facing marketing program that led to growth. In addition, during Scott’s leadership, the company was recognized as a leader in industrial security by the U.S. government.
Earlier in his career, Scott held roles at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of the Treasury, and Department of Homeland Security. At the DOJ, Scott served as a trial attorney, litigating multi-million-dollar defense procurement contracts cases, and was recognized by the DOJ for his efforts which resulted in millions of dollars in savings. After DOJ, Scott was the Director of International Enforcement Affairs at the Department of Treasury, providing leadership and policy direction for international programs and investigative activities. He frequently advised foreign countries around the world on developing effective methods and institutions to combat terrorist funding and other financial crimes.
In addition to his in-depth knowledge of international trade compliance, Scott brings significant expertise in cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, IP protection, and government contracting, having litigated agreements on behalf of the federal government. He has also advised businesses on government contracting strategy and compliance both as in-house counsel and in private practice.
Scott is the recipient of the following awards recognizing his contributions:
- The John Marshall Award for outstanding achievement, presented by the Attorney General (2001)
- Rule of Law Award, presented by the American Bar Association (2007)
- The Statesman Award for work with Congress on behalf of the security industry, presented by the Security Industry Association (2008)
- The Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by Syracuse University College of Law (2015)