Andrew Scott is Senior Counsel in the Houston office of Gordon & Rees. His practice includes the representation of a broad range of business entities, individuals, governmental agencies and insureds in both litigation and business transactional matters.
Mr. Scott has extensive experience in representing clients in matters involving complex commercial litigation, labor and employment, business litigation and securities litigation disputes. Mr. Scott’s experience includes the handling of cases involving complex contract disputes, business divorce disputes, business torts, securities violations, minority shareholder oppression claims, professional liability disputes, real estate disputes, allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, deceptive trade practices, construction defect claims, personal injury claims, oil and gas rig accidents, workers’ compensation bad faith, health care claims, wage claims, wrongful termination, defamation, retaliation, harassment, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA disputes. Mr. Scott represents employers before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Workforce Commission, National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor.
Mr. Scott regularly counsels employers on employment policies, harassment investigations, complex wage and hour issues, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, and terminations. He regularly reviews and drafts employer policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws.
In addition, Mr. Scott regularly represents both employers and individuals in restrictive covenant, injunctive and restraining order actions, including covenants not to compete or solicit and theft of trade secrets.
Mr. Scott has extensive experience representing governmental entities involved in civil rights and Texas Tort Claims Act matters.
Mr. Scott also represents clients in a number of unique actions, such as actions brought pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), suspension and debarment proceedings brought against companies by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and actions brought against common interest developments (i.e., Homeowner Associations).
Mr. Scott has tried multiple cases to verdict and litigated hundreds of cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout Texas. He has also handled appeals before Texas and Federal appellate courts.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Scott maintains a broad business transactional practice. Mr. Scott provides counsel to clients in the formation, structure, implementation and ongoing representation of business entities as well as the individual owners of such enterprises.
Mr. Scott’s business transactional practice focuses on complex commercial transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, spin-offs and roll-in of entities and assets, asset and equity dispositions, asset securitization, real estate transactions and asset based lending.
Mr. Scott has served as lead counsel on numerous buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, and represents clients in the negotiating and structuring of corporate contracts, professional services agreements, distributorship agreements, licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements, SaaS agreements, employment contracts, restrictive covenants and consulting agreements.
In addition, Mr. Scott has extensive commercial real estate experience, representing landlords and tenants in leasing transactions, and buyers and sellers in connection with the acquisition, financing, disposition, and development of various types of commercial property. His depth of experience allows Mr. Scott to serve as an effective and efficient outside general counsel for a number of his clients with closely held businesses, including advising on operational issues, stock and membership issues, and general corporate law.
United States District Court - Southern District of Texas
United States District Court - Northern District of Texas
United States District Court - Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court - Western District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Silver Spurs Alumni Association