Scott E. Westwood


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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1991
  • Duquesne University, MS, Pharmacology and Toxicology, magna cum laude, 1988
  • University of Pittsburgh, BS, Chemistry, magna cum laude, 1986
  • Pennsylvania

Member, Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Opera, 2010-2016

Member, Board of Visitors, University of Pittsburgh School of Law 

Member, Allegheny County Bar Association 

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Society of Corporate Secretaries

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Scott is the chair of the firm's M&A, Corporate Transactions & Technology Department. He is a former member of the Board of Partners and a former member of the Associates Committee. He practices in the corporate, transactional and securities areas, and has experience representing both private and public companies with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, bank financings, and business planning and structuring.

He also has served as business counsel and assistant secretary for a Fortune 500 company where he was responsible for transactional, SEC reporting, commercial and environmental matters. His experience spans many industry groups including specialty metals and steel, electronics, personal healthcare, consumer product, chemical, oil and gas, plastics, and equipment manufacturers.

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Scott E Westwood
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Representation of an on-demand transportation company in connection with a $200 million investment by one of the automotive industry’s top-tier component manufacturers to develop self-driving car technology.

Representing Teledyne Technologies Incorporated in its $171 million merger with Bolt Technology Corporation

Lead lawyer for General Nutrition Company (NYSE:GNC) for securities and mergers and acquisition activities.

Acting general counsel for $3 billion revenue NASDAQ-listed company.

Lead lawyer representing Esmark Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESMK) against a hostile takeover attempt and ultimate sale valued at $1.2 billion.

Lead lawyer in hostile proxy contest to elect an entire slate of 11 directors to the board of Wheeling Pittsburgh Corporation (NASDAQ:WPSC).

Lead lawyer for Teledyne Technologies (NYSE:TDY) in various transactions valued at more than $1 billion.

Lead lawyer for a Carlyle Group portfolio company in various acquisitions.

Lead lawyer for Carlyle Group in sale of its Water Pik companies.

Lead lawyer for Pittsburgh-based bank in its acquisition of another financial institution.

Representation of management team of pool product company in its $300 million recapitalization.

Representation of companies in transactions in Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Canada.

Regularly advise reporting companies regarding regulatory obligations including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related matters.

Representation of numerous issuers in their sales of equity and debt securities in both public and private offerings.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," M&A Middle Market, Legal 500 US, 2016-2018

Selected for inclusion in "Client Service All Stars," Mergers and Acquisitions, BTI Consulting Group, 2013