Scott Wornow is a corporate attorney with nearly thirty years’ experience as a senior legal advisor and executive at public and private technology companies and at international law firms. Scott’s experience includes general corporate and commercial matters, M&A transactions, securities law matters, public and private capital markets and venture financings, technology licensing, corporate compliance, governance and internal investigations, litigation management, intellectual property portfolio development, executive compensation and human resource matters and corporate restructurings. During his career, Scott has practiced law in both New York and Silicon Valley, taken companies public as both internal and external counsel, developed and managed legal departments at multiple companies, and has led more than $15 billion in financings and over $25 billion of mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Coblentz, Scott founded and managed Wornow Legal & Advisory Services, a boutique legal and corporate advisory firm focused on providing strategic corporate counsel and business advisory services to entrepreneurs, management teams, middle market technology companies and technology-focused investors.
Prior to forming Wornow Legal & Advisory Services, Scott served as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for a publicly traded global semiconductor company before its $3.6 billion sale. He has also been a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP and Baker Botts LLP, with a client base that has included Fortune 500 companies, small, mid-cap and start-up entities, “bulge bracket” investment banks, venture firms and private equity funds. Scott has helped found several technology companies and has served as a Board Advisor to multiple start-ups.
Scott received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees with First Class Honors from Cambridge University, England, and a B.A. degree in economics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Virginia.
Scott has been recognized with multiple awards during his career, including winning the award from the New York Stock Exchange for Best Governance, Risk & Compliance Program at a Small to Mid-Cap Company; winning awards twice from the Financial Times as one of the Most Innovative In-House Law Departments; and receiving recognition from the Association of Corporate Counsel for best In-House Employment Law Department.