Scott Diamond

Scott L. Diamond

Of Counsel
New York

Scott L. Diamond is a capital markets lawyer with decades of experience in financial services and as lead attorney in regulatory matters, transactions and litigations. He co-leads the firm's Derivatives, Structured Products, and Secondary Markets team.

Scott Diamond is a former Head of Investment Banking - Legal for a large multinational bank and has a wealth of derivatives, securities and banking experience. That role included acting as chief legal officer for a major swap dealer and broker-dealer and deputy general counsel for banking products. Previously he was senior counsel at a major futures commission merchant and broker-dealer and his career started at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He has been deeply involved in all aspects of the business, including transactional work, regulatory analysis and advocacy, litigation, internal investigations, examination defense, drafting of policies and procedures, complex project management and law department management. He holds a FINRA Series 24 license, which was required for a role as Chief Compliance Officer and was a member of the NFA’s Swap Dealer Advisory Committee.


Representative Matters

  • Represented SIFMA in a comment letter to the Securities Exchange Commission concerning FINRA and MSRB fixed income securities reporting rules
  • Represented a major commercial non-bank lender in the sale of a C-PACE portfolio and the unwinding of a related total return swap which included a participation in the C-PACE loan as the reference asset

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

Moderator and Speaker, "Key Legislative and Regulatory Trends in Securities for 2023," Financial Markets Association Symposium, May 2023

Moderator and Speaker, "LIBOR Cessation," American Bar Association Real Estate Group, April 2023



American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1990)

University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A., 1987)


New York