Expertise Commercial Litigation, Global Bribery, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Project Management, Project Manager, Tax
Scott Kirmil Project Manager - Washington D.C.
Scott has worked for Special Counsel as a project manager since 2010 and has supervised a multitude of diverse projects spanning a wide variety of subject matter, including patent and commercial Litigation, global bribery investigation, second requests under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and a regulatory proceeding to renew the license of a nuclear power plant, as well as many others. His areas of expertise span a wide array of fields, including: the energy industry, FCPA, tax, anti-trust and intellectual property. Scott is proficient with a varied range of review platforms and software applications, and he has successfully managed large teams of reviewers on projects with difficult subject matter under tight deadlines. Prior to becoming a project manager, Scott worked for several years as an associate, including at an AM Law 100 firm. Scott is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation; he also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Scott is a member in good standing of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Scott recently managed a project involving litigation between two municipalities regarding control of an airport. The project involved review of over 500,000 documents, an extensive quality control process that had to account for additional document requests issued during the project and the preparation of a privilege log. At the outset of the project, Scott worked closely with counsel to create the coding tree in the database and prepare the review memorandum and other reference materials for the team.
The parameters of the review changed in midstream, as new document requests were issued, and Scott developed targeted searches to capture the appropriate documents for review. Determinations of attorney client privilege presented a challenge, as the doctrines that apply to government employees differ from the usual privilege rules, but Scott worked closely with counsel to master the rules and their application to the documents being reviewed. He provided training and feedback to the team during the initial review of the documents, as well as during the preparation of the privilege log. The project was completed on time and under budget.