SCOTT EDWARD WALKER
415.979.9998 (SF), 212.631.4221 (NYC), 310.288.6667 (LA)
Scott is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law. Scott has 19+ years of broad corporate and securities law experience, including nearly eight years at two prominent New York City law firms — where he represented major multinational corporations (e.g., Sony and Daimler), financial institutions (e.g., J.P. Morgan) and private equity firms (e.g., Apollo) in transactions valued in the billions of dollars.
In 2005, Scott moved to California to launch Walker Corporate Law. Indeed, while working at the big New York City law firms, Scott identified a huge problem in the legal marketplace — i.e., that the big-firm template often doesn’t work for entrepreneurs and startups. Accordingly, he headed west — to the land of the entrepreneurs — to try to solve this problem by building his own law firm with a new, innovative business model. (You can learn more about Scott’s vision in this introductory video.)
Scott is a recognized expert in entrepreneurial legal matters. He has been a speaker on various topics (including startup issues, financings, and mergers & acquisitions) and has written numerous articles and blog posts for TechCrunch, Forbes, VentureBeat and The Huffington Post. He also wrote the eBook “The Startup Law Playbook” — and you can find him on This Week in Startups and This Week in Venture Capital.
Scott graduated from Cornell University (A.B.), St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.) and New York University School of Law (LL.M., Corporation Law) and is a member of the California, New York and Washington, D.C. Bars and numerous Bar committees, including (i) the Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions and (ii) the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, each of the American Bar Association.
In 2011, Scott came full circle and opened an office in New York City to help the burgeoning class of entrepreneurs and startups in the Big Apple.