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Kevin Scott counsels small and large entities, including merchants, medical providers, financial institutions, and educational institutions on the identification, evaluation, and management of first- and third-party data privacy and cybersecurity risks. Kevin advises on data privacy, cybersecurity breach response, and payment card industry standards and investigations. He has handled hundreds of breaches, often reducing public and regulatory scrutiny and protecting clients’ reputations. Kevin’s practice also includes advising clients on compliance with state, federal, and international laws and regulations.

In addition to his data privacy and cybersecurity experience, Kevin served as a judicial law clerk for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He also participated in the investigation and prosecution of financial fraud in the handling of government contracts for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction in coordination with the Department of Justice. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 27 years, Kevin retired as a colonel.


  • Data privacy
  • Cybersecurity breach response (pre- and post-event)
  • Payment card industry (PCI) standards and investigations



  • Advised clients on more than 750 data breaches, including those caused by inadvertent disclosure of personal data, ransomware, and PCI breaches.°
  • Represented clients in regulatory investigations related to data security and privacy issues.°
  • Assisted clients with becoming “data breach ready,” including reviewing cyber-liability insurance policies, drafting incident response plans, and leading table top exercises.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Scott prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 2011-2013
  • United States Marine Corps, 1980-2007
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional, CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," "Law Firm of the Year" in Information Technology Law, 2024
  • Member American Bar Association
  • Member Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Member Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2013-Present
  • Member, Chicago Lincoln Inn of Court, 2013-2018


  • J.D., Georgetown University
  • M.S.S., U.S. Army War College
  • B.S., Oceanography, U.S. Naval Academy
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2009-2011
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Supreme Court of the United States