Scott Nuzum operates at the intersection of the technology, energy, and transportation spaces. Having worked in legal and policy positions at both the White House and within a federal government agency, Scott is able to draw on his experiences dealing with highly regulated entities in the energy and environmental sectors and apply lessons learned and best practices in the complex and rapidly evolving emerging technology space. These experiences allow Scott to offer his clients a unique perspective and approach in achieving their business goals.
Scott advises clients on legal, regulatory, and public policy issues related to the development and deployment of artificial intelligence/machine learning, autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial systems, and the internet of things (IoT). As a member of the firm’s cybersecurity practice, Scott strives to help clients develop threat assessment and incident response strategies to isolate and minimize risk associated from the utilization of these emerging technologies. In addition, Scott advises on matters related to privacy and data security, including data transfer and breach notification requirements under U.S. and European Union law.
Scott also writes and speaks on the topic of the “pacing problem,” offering his insights as to how government and industry can most effectively work together to both encourage innovation and effectively safeguard citizens from privacy threats and cybersecurity risks, amongst other issues. His recent talk entitled “Liberalism in the Digital Age: Regulating Emerging Tech to Ensure Robust Democratic Institutions” can be found here.
A native of Venice, Florida, Scott cherishes the time he gets to spend outside of the office with his wife and two young daughters. He and his 4-year-old black lab also enjoy exploring the trout streams of western Virginia.
George Washington University School of Law
Post-Graduate Coursework, International Environmental Law, 2009
University of Miami School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2008
Editor-in-chief, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
Member, Moot Court Board
College of William and Mary
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
American Bar Association
Section on Energy, Environment and Resources
Section on Science and Technology
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior
Counselor to the Solicitor, 2012-2014
White House Council on Environmental Quality
Policy Advisor, 2009-2012