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 and government contracting. He has been involved in all aspects of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), from negotiating mitigation agreements for the government, sellers and buyers to establishing, leading and auditing compliance protocols for mitigated companies.
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 foreign ownership, control, or influence (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.
In addition to his in-depth knowledge of international trade compliance, Scott brings significant expertise in 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)