Scott Marrs

Akerman LLP

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West 2nd Street 500
Austin 78701 TX US

Regional managing partner of Akerman’s Texas offices, Scott D. Marrs is a formidable trial lawyer litigating high profile matters in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations in the United States, South America, the Middle East, and Europe.

Scott focuses on legal issues in virtually all aspects of the energy sector, including oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, storage, power, chemical, petrochemical, energy marketing, and well service. He also litigates intellectual property and complex commercial disputes, and has extensive product liability experience working with major automakers in the United States and globally.

Clients appreciate Scott’s strong knowledge of international arbitration and his ability to craft effective legal strategies in venues around the world. Scott has served as an arbitrator with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and London Court of International Arbitration.

Scott serves on the board of directors of the General Counsel Forum and the advisory board for the Institute for Energy Law. Prior to private practice, he held positions in the legal, natural gas, and land departments of a major energy company.

Education :

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1989, cum laude; Phi Delta Phi, Board of Advocates, Order of the Lytae; South Texas Law Review; Intern: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • B.B.A., University of Texas, 1983

Bar Admissions : Texas

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations :

  • General Counsel Forum (Board of Directors)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    • Business Litigation Committee
      • Vice Chair (2013-present)
      • Intellectual Property Subcommittee – Co-Vice Chair (2011 to present)
    • Arbitration Committee
      • Chair (2009-2011)
      • Vice Chair (2007-2009)
  • Institute for Energy Law
    • Advisory Board and Arbitrator Panel (2014-present)
    • Advisory Board (2010-present)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association


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