Scott Killingsworth is a business lawyer focused on organizational compliance and ethics and corporate law. He helps boards and senior executives with corporate compliance program design, implementation and evaluation, corporate governance and strategy formulation, and negotiated transactions. He brings to his compliance practice three decades of prior experience as outside general counsel to companies in fields as diverse as technology and e-commerce, medical devices, manufacturing, logistics and health care, helping them manage compliance and risk in such areas as privacy, intellectual property, government and commercial contracting and healthcare regulation before compliance was recognized as a distinct practice area.
Mr. Killingsworth is widely recognized for thought leadership in ethics and compliance. One of only twelve private practitioners included in Ethisphere’s list of “Attorneys Who Matter” in ethics and compliance for both 2013 and 2014, he also received a 2013 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for his “Modeling the Message” article on ethical leadership, culture and compliance. He was the only lawyer in the Southeast named to the BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service All-Star Team in both 2007 and 2008, an honor reserved for lawyers singled out for superior client service by one or more Fortune 1000 clients in BTI’s independent survey. This distinction was awarded to only 113 lawyers nationwide in 2007, and to 148 in 2008.
Mr. Killingsworth has published numerous articles on corporate law, compliance and ethics programs, technology law, and legal history and is a sought-after speaker on corporate compliance topics. His published work has been cited in law reviews from Stanford, Harvard, Northwestern, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt, among others, in several textbooks and legal reference works, and in an opinion of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Killingsworth has served on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Business Compliance, E-Commerce Law Report, Technology Transactions, and the International Journal of e-Business Strategy Management, on the Board of Advisors of Intellectual Property Counselor, and as Contributing Editor to a Matthew Bender treatise on the legal duties of corporate boards of directors. Within the past 18 months he has been profiled or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, American Bar Association Journal, Investors Business Daily, Huffington Post, Compliance Today, Compliance & Ethics Professional, Corporate Counsel, Corporate Crime Reporter, Journal of Business Compliance, Financial Times Agenda and Ethisphere, and in a number of leading compliance blogs such as the Business Law Profs Blog, Ethical Systems, Compliance Strategists, Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog, the FCPA Blog, the FCPA Compliance & Ethics Blog, Internal Investigations Blog, Conflict of Interest Blog, and Corruption, Crime & Compliance.