Scott Holcomb is an experienced attorney who has practiced since 1998. He focuses his practice on litigation and enjoys helping his clients. He handles cases across the country, and he has extensive trial experience.
For more than a decade, Scott has been in private practice. During this time, he has primarily represented broker-dealers, investment advisers, and registered representatives in arbitrations, civil litigation, and regulatory matters. He has defended more than 300 arbitrations concerning various claims such as suitability, excessive trading, unauthorized trading, failure to supervise, failure to conduct adequate due diligence, and raiding. He has also defended numerous regulatory actions before the SEC, FINRA, and state regulators on matters involving allegations of excessive trading, insider trading, L-share variable annuities, mutual fund switching, the suitability of leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds, due diligence for private placements, market timing, anti-money laundering, and Regulation S-P.
Today, Scott has a diverse practice that includes securities arbitrations, regulatory matters, and complex litigation. He also helps political candidates and he has experience with residency challenges and election contests in Georgia.
Scott began his legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He served as a prosecutor and litigated cases before military judges and panels. From 2000-2003, Scott deployed three consecutive times. He advised the three star generals who commanded ground forces during the initial stages of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. He later served as an employment and labor attorney and successfully tried numerous cases before Administrative Law Judges.
After leaving active duty, Scott practiced with a prominent, large law firm in Atlanta, where he focused his practice on securities litigation. Since entering private practice, Scott has represented veterans and their families on a pro bono basis.
Professional and Community Involvement Includes:
- Member, Council on Foreign Relations
- Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
- Member, State Bar of Georgia Military Legal Assistance Committee
- Member, State Bar of Georgia Suicide Prevention and Awareness Committee
- Board of Advisors, American Constitution Society, Georgia Chapter
- Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- MPA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- MBA, University of Georgia
- JD, West Virginia University
- BA, University of Connecticut
- New York
- District of Columbia
Court Admissions Include:
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- “View from the Legal Frontlines,” Chicago Journal of International Law: 4: No. 2, Article 17.
- “Operation Enduring Freedom: The Use of Force in Self-Defense against Al Qaida and the Taliban,”
The Military Law and the Law of War Review, Vol. 40, No. 1-2.
Honors and Awards Include:
- American Marshall Memorial Fellow
- Lawyers Foundation of Georgia Fellow
- Truman National Security Project Fellow
- Manfred Wörner Fellow
- British-American Project Fellow
- French-American Foundation Young Leader
- Georgia Trend Magazine 40 Under 40
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