Scott Budlong is a trusted adviser to private fund managers, family offices and other financial market participants on a wide spectrum of securities regulatory and transactional matters.
Well-regarded by private funds and other investors, Scott offers deep knowledge and thoughtful insights to clients as they seek to navigate the complexities of the U.S. securities laws and successfully deploy assets in the capital markets.
Scott regularly counsels buy-side and other clients on investment, trading, and liquidity issues in the context of IPOs, PIPEs, SPACs, Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions, public and private market resales, employee tender offers, and securities law aspects of bankruptcies, restructurings and other special situations. Additionally, he frequently advises on disclosure and reporting under Section 13, disclosure and transaction planning under Section 16, Rule 144, insider trading compliance, and short selling. He is also actively involved in digital asset and cryptocurrency work.
In addition to securities transactions and regulation, Scott provides guidance on a variety of corporate governance topics. This includes advice to investors who have representation on public company boards or are engaged in shareholder activism, and working with public and private company directors on fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, independence requirements and emerging governance trends.
Scott’s broad understanding of securities law also has made him a go-to resource for his colleagues, who often seek his advice.
Scott joined the firm in 2021. Previously, he had been a partner with Kibbe & Orbe (and Crowell & Moring following the firms’ combination). Earlier in his career, he served as chief securities and governance counsel at Marsh McLennan and was a counsel in the capital markets practice at Debevoise & Plimpton.
Scott is the author of the book Hedge Fund Equity Investing: U.S. Legal Issues and has contributed articles to a variety of professional and industry publications.