Winners act like winners before they’re winners…The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions; they have a winning standard of performance before they’re winners.
-Bill Walsh

SCOTT C. COOPER

Scott Cooper is an associate in our Las Vegas office who works in our Government Relations & Regulatory practice group. His practice focuses on transactions, regulatory compliance, licensing, land use and litigation matters for clients in the gaming, real estate and energy industries.

Originally from San Mateo, California, Scott was raised in Reno and grew up as a competitive alpine skier, eventually attending the Sugar Bowl Academy in Lake Tahoe – and then Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, where he was named to the NCAA National All-Academic Ski Team. And while his dreams of becoming a professional ski racer may not have come true, his lifelong dream of being a lawyer is now a reality, which includes experience clerking for Judge Ronald Israel in Nevada’s Eighth Judicial District Court. Scott’s passion for political science combined with a business mind are what energizes him to this day – helping his clients with many of the legal issues that businesses face on a daily basis.

Outside of work, Scott’s skiing days have turned into golf and rock climbing days in the desert. He’s also an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Giants, as well as the hometown Vegas Golden Knights.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, Colby-Sawyer College

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Our regulatory attorneys have helped develop and define laws shaping our region for more than a century. We serve clients at all levels of state, county and municipal government as well as numerous federal agencies.

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

Author, “Breaking the Cycle: How Nevada Can Effectuate Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform,”  4 Nev. L. J. Forum 13, 2020

Author, “The Challenge of Lithium Ion Batteries,” Northern Nevada Business Weekly, October 2016

ADMISSIONS

  • Nevada