Gibson Dunn Adds Commercial Litigation Partner Sydney Scott in Houston Office

May 2, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Sydney Scott has joined the firm as a partner.  Scott, formerly a partner with Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P., will continue her commercial litigation practice at Gibson Dunn.

“Sydney is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Early in her career, Sydney has established herself as a driven, talented and versatile litigator with a bright future.  With her commercial litigation practice that includes substantial experience handling energy matters, Sydney advances our goal of building Houston’s premier litigation destination for the region’s leading companies.”

“We are thrilled to have Sydney join us,” said Veronica Moyé, Dallas partner and Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation Practice Group.  “Sydney has impressive credentials and deep experience in Texas state court practice.  We are committed to expanding our Houston litigation team, and Sydney is the perfect fit for what we are building in Houston, after adding Collin Cox last year to anchor the new litigation capabilities in that office.”

“I am excited to join Gibson Dunn’s stellar team of lawyers,” said Scott.  “I’m looking forward to expanding my practice at a firm that is widely recognized as a litigation powerhouse and to helping the firm build a winning litigation team in Houston.”

About Sydney Scott

Scott handles a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters for clients across several key industries, including energy, chemicals and construction.  She also has substantive experience representing clients in complex white collar investigations and litigation.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Scott was a partner at Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P.  She also previously practiced with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston.  Scott graduated in 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an articles editor at the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.  She clerked for Judge James J. Brady in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and for then-Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.