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Betsy Sue Scott

Betsy Sue Scott is the founder and principal attorney at The Law Office of Betsy Sue Scott in Reston, Virginia. She attended Barnard College and received a B.A. from Hamilton College, and her J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Betsy Sue Scott specializes in international trade and banking compliance, as well as elder law. She previously worked in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for sixteen years. For more than a decade, she served as OFAC’s head of the Civil Penalties Division. In that capacity, she initiated OFAC enforcement actions, imposed civil monetary penalties (CMPs), and negotiated settlementsfor violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), Trading With the Enemy Act (TWEA), and other statutes and their underlying regulations. Her last position at OFAC before moving to the private sector was as Sanctions Advisor to the Director and Deputy Director of OFAC. As Sanctions Advisor, she served as inter-agency liaison with the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Census Bureau, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Homeland Security Department. She also coordinated aspects of litigation throughout OFAC and provided inter-agency training on economic sanctions to federal enforcement agents. Prior to OFAC, she held key positions in ERISA and ERISA litigation at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Betsy Sue Scott has worked in the Trust Department of financial institutions, including a predecessor of JPMorgan Chase in New York. She has handled fiduciary tax matters and accountings, probated wills and administered complex estates and trusts. In Virginia, she is certified as a Guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults. Ms. Scott is admitted to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, New York, and Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Loudoun County Bar Association, and National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Thomas J. Scott, Jr.

Thomas J. Scott, Jr. is Of Counsel to The Law Office of Betsy Sue Scott in Reston, Virginia. Mr. Scott also serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Personalized Media Communications, LLC, where he is responsible for all that company’s legal affairs. Mr. Scott has been a practicing patent attorney for over forty-five years, working in all areas of intellectual property practice, including patent portfolio development, patent and trademark counseling, patent litigation, appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and patent and technology licensing. Prior to joining Personalized Media Communications in April 2014, Mr. Scott was a Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and Chair of its Intellectual Property Major Practice Group. He had previously headed the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Hunton & Williams. Mr. Scott also served as a Senior Trial Counsel in Intellectual Property Section of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.

Mr. Scott has authored or co-authored numerous articles and publications in the area of Intellectual Property and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics at professional organizations and continuing legal education events. He holds a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School, and both a B.A. (Economics) and B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Yale University. Mr. Scott formerly served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve as a Naval Aviator, commanding helicopter and maritime patrol aircraft. During his military service, he also worked as a project engineer in the Naval Air System Command’s Program Offices for the P-3 Maritime Patrol aircraft, the F-14 Fighter aircraft and the H-2 Anti-submarine helicopter aircraft. Also, during his military service during which he attained the rank of Captain, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross among other decorations.
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