John W. Scott

Tel 215.864.8635
Fax 215.864.8999

Jack Scott practices complex commercial litigation and was the lead associate for a month-long federal jury trial on a fraudulent conveyance matter. He also worked on a large pharmaceutical qui tam matter. John has spent significant time on pro bono litigation, principally representing a Georgia death row inmate in state post-conviction proceedings. He has also represented several pro bono clients in Social Security disability administrative proceedings.

Judicial Clerkships/Internships

Clerk, Hon. Gene E.K. Pratter, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015-2016


Co-author, "Will Federal Preemption Push Drone Journalism to New Heights? State, Municipal Regulations Suspect Following Singer v. City of Newton," Communications Lawyer, Spring 2019

Co-author, "Puerto Rico District Court Declines to Address Preemption Challenge to San Juan Drone Regulation," MLRC MediaLawLetter, January 2019

Co-author, "Media Coalition Gains Access to Sealed Warrant Materials in Las Vegas Mass Shooting," Ballard Spahr alert, January 30, 2018

"'Confronting' Foreign Intelligence: Crawford Roadblocks to Domestic Terrorism Trials," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 2011

Recognition & Accomplishments

Phi Beta Kappa

Northwestern University Law School Lowden-Wigmore Prize for Judicial Scholarship

Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
Comment Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

Wesleyan University (B.A. 2006, with honors)

New York


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York