Timothy T Scott (Tim)

Partner, Silicon Valley Office Managing Partner

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Timothy Scott

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Timothy Scott is a partner in King & Spalding’s Business Litigation Practice and is Managing Partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office.  Mr. Scott has practiced in the Silicon Valley for most of his 30 year career representing both emerging and mature public companies and the companies that serve them. 

Mr. Scott focuses on the litigation and arbitration of complex commercial disputes, including contract and licensing disputes, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims, unfair competition claims, consumer class actions, disputes arising from business combinations, and securities class actions.  He is listed as a "California Super Lawyer" in the area of Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Scott has particular expertise and experience in the Life Sciences industry, where he has represented companies ranging from start-ups to emerging companies and large bio-pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.  In the Life Sciences arena, he has litigated or arbitrated disputes arising out of collaboration agreements and joint ventures, licensing disputes, distribution and supply agreements, qui tam actions, class actions and issues related to off-label marketing.

Recent Publications

  • Diligence Standards as an Effective Bargaining Tool in Biotech Collaborations,”  BioWorld Perspectives, Vol. 5 No. 9 (March 3, 2011)

  • “Forward Looking Statements Made with Knowing Falsity,” Securities Regulation and Law Report (BNA) Vol. 42 No. 36 at 1678 (September 6, 2010)

  • Recent Changes in the Ninth Circuit Jurisprudence,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 19 No. 1 at 44 (January 2010)

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Sponsored Research Agreements and Collaboration Agreements: Mitigating Threats to Ownership and Enforceability,” King & Spalding Pharmaceutical University, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015.

  • Show Me the Money: Issues in Modern Litigation Finance,” Association of Business Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, Ojai, CA, October 2015.

  • Arming Against Securities Class Action Litigation: Disclosure Strategies in Light of Recent Judicial Developments,” Corporate Counsel Exchange, Albuquerque, NM, November 2010.

  • Pharmaceutical Licensing: Avoiding Common Pitfalls,”  King & Spalding Pharmaceutical University, Philadelphia, PA, November 2010.
J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Chicago
B.A. English, cum laude, with distinction, Stanford University

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