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Scott L. Vernick

Scott L. Vernick

Fox Rothschild LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Scott L. Vernick is a partner with the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP, resident in its Philadelphia office. For eight consecutive years, Chambers USA has ranked him as a leading litigation attorney in Pennsylvania, and he was previously named a BTI Client Service All-Star.

Scott’s diverse national trial practice focuses on pharmaceutical, technology and intellectual property litigation for Fortune 500 clients, ranging from First Data Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline plc to Merck & Co., Inc. He represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration forums, in commercial disputes regarding intellectual property, licensing and technology transfer agreements, trade secrets, restrictive covenants and unfair competition; software and hardware technology service agreements; merchant processing and electronic payments; mergers, acquisitions and corporate changes-of-control; government contracting and procurement; and commercial lending, FCRA, FDCPA and TIL.

Over the past decade, Scott has developed a particular fluency in the rapidly evolving field of privacy and data security. He routinely counsels multinational and mid-sized businesses on how to mitigate risk and overcome the challenges posed by the current state and federal enforcement environment. For several years, Scott has contributed to the “Combating Cyberthreats” section to West/Thompson Reuters’s Data Security and Privacy Law guide.

Scott spearheaded the creation of the firm’s Data Breach 411 iPhone app, which provides immediate access to state data breach notification statut¬es, as well as other pertinent resources. In addition, he serves as a contributor to the firm’s Privacy Compliance & Data Security Privacy blog.

As a recognized authority on privacy and data security, Scott is a sought-after media source on these issues and a frequent guest speaker. He has recently been featured in outlets including Forbes, CRAIN’s New York Business, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Inside Counsel,  Law360, NPR and The National Law Journal, and has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Studio B with Shepard Smith.”

Scott earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Trinity College.

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