Scott W. Cowan

Jones Day

Practice Area: Business Litigation

    All Star


    "Scott goes the extra mile and beyond."
    "He is deeply committed and proactive in his approach."


    "The foundation of any engagement is having a thorough understanding of the client’s underlying concerns and business objectives before you dive into the factual and legal analysis. An effective way to do that is to know their business and anticipate their needs before the client seeks your help. And, when they do, be as responsive and practical in every communication with the client as you are on the first day they ask for your assistance."

    – Scott W. Cowan


    Scott Cowan has more than 27 years of trial and appellate experience in complex, multiparty, and multiforum litigation and arbitration involving intellectual property, construction, energy, and petrochemical matters. He has substantial transactional experience negotiating, drafting, interpreting, and defending complex contracts in several contexts, including the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Scott’s focused and practical approach has led to a variety of successful outcomes in significant 8 to 10-figure matters for numerous companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, software, technology, aerospace, manufacturing, and service industries on both U.S.-based and international matters.

    Before law school, Scott worked in the construction industry in a variety of roles, including as a design professional, contractor, and owner’s representative. He has successfully handled numerous construction matters for owners, architects, engineers, and contractors. He has extensive experience with a variety of contractual risk management issues, including force majeure, indemnities, insurance, liability limitation, training, and compliance.

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