J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School
B.A., with high honors, University of Virginia; Phi Beta Kappa
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
Scott serves as consulting counsel to Wiley Rein LLP. He has practiced in the area of international trade regulation and investment law since 1984, focusing largely on compliance with economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and export control laws. He represents domestic industries and foreign companies in antidumping and countervailing duty cases before federal agencies and federal courts. In addition, Scott is heavily involved in international trade and economic policy, including such issues as currency manipulation, and has advised a variety of foreign governments in Africa and Asia on these issues. He has written numerous articles and studies, both legal and economic, of various aspects of international trade policy.
- As Head of Sanctions Compliance, ensured that ING Bank complied with the sanctions laws of each of the countries in which it operates. He helped formulate policy, provided guidance and advice on both broad issues and individual transactions, and provided training on sanctions compliance for ING's 84,000 employees. During Scott's tenure, the bank successfully fulfilled the conditions of its settlement agreements with the U.S. government for earlier sanctions violations.
- Advised a number of international banks and manufacturers on sanctions compliance.
- Advised clients on compliance with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions and represented clients in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Prepared export control and economic sanctions compliance programs for U.S. and foreign companies, including a major non-U.S. bank. Trained U.S. and foreign employees on U.S. sanctions compliance.
- Represented domestic and foreign clients in numerous industries in more than 50 antidumping and countervailing duty investigations before the DOC and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in cases involving over $1 billion in annual trade.
- Advised clients on international trade legislation and regulation and on World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations. Prepared draft legislation and supporting materials and advocated clients' interests to Executive and Legislative branch officials.
- Represented domestic clients in Section 301 proceedings before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
- Extensive work on trade with and investment in China, including advising clients on issues in China's negotiations to join the WTO; advising clients on major issues in U.S.-China trade, including exchange rates and currency regimes; representing Chinese television producer and trade association in antidumping case and court appeals.
- Visiting Lecturer, Global Development Studies, University of Virginia (2010-Present)
- Head of Sanctions Compliance, ING Bank, N.V. (2013-2014)
News & Insights
- August 2, 2017 | ALERT
- December 1, 2016 | ARTICLEThe Trump Administration and SanctionsAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- October 24, 2016 | ARTICLEThe Outlook For Sanctions and Export Controls in the Next AdministrationAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- June 10, 2016 | ALERT
- January 19, 2016 | ALERT
- December 31, 2015 | ARTICLEOFAC Publishes its Much-Anticipated Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations (Here’s Looking at You, China)American Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- November 20, 2015 | London, UK | SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTC5’s 4th Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions and Financial Crime for Financial and Insurance IndustriesD. Scott Nance, Panelist
- October 16, 2015 | ARTICLELaw360
- September 28, 2015 | ARTICLETreatment of China as a Non-Market Economy Country After 2016American Trade & Manufacturing Blog
- September 16, 2015 | PRESS RELEASEWiley Rein White Paper: The United States Can Continue to Treat China as a Non-Market Economy After 2016
- August 25, 2015 | ARTICLEIran Sanctions Relief and Uncertainty Under the JCPOAAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogUsha Neelakantan, D. Scott Nance
- July 24, 2015 | ALERT
- June 3, 2015 | ARTICLELaw360Usha Neelakantan, D. Scott Nance
- May 19, 2015 | Amsterdam | SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT9th Annual Forum on Economic Sanctions for the Corporate SectorD. Scott Nance, Speaker
- April 2, 2015 | ARTICLESchlumberger Fine Emphasizes Need to Insulate U.S. Persons from Activities Involving Sanctioned CountriesAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- March 13, 2015 | ARTICLECommerzbank Fined $1.45 Billion For Sanctions And Money Laundering ViolationsAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- March 10, 2015 | ARTICLENew Sanctions May Make Business With Venezuela More ComplicatedAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- January 22, 2015 | ALERT
- January 16, 2015 | ARTICLE
- January 6, 2015 | ALERTD. Scott Nance, Usha Neelakantan
- December 17, 2014 | ALERTDaniel B. Pickard, D. Scott Nance
- November 25, 2014 | ARTICLEIdentifying UBOs: The Conflict Between FINCEN and OFACAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- November 18, 2014 | ARTICLEForeign Exchange Trading: The Need For Internal ControlsAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogD. Scott Nance
- November 14, 2014 | ARTICLEFinCEN Issues Guidance on Updated FATF List of High-Risk and Non-Cooperative JurisdictionsAmerican Trade & Manufacturing BlogTessa Capeloto, D. Scott Nance
- October 28, 2014 | ALERTD. Scott Nance, Tessa Capeloto
- October 9, 2014 | London | SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTOutsourcing Due Diligence? Weighing the Benefits and Risks to Determine What Method of Due Diligence Works Best for your OrganisationEconomic Sanctions & Financial Crime ForumD. Scott Nance
- October 8, 2014 | London | SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTTier Three Sectorial Sanctions in Russia: How to Meet Obligations of this New Breed of Finely Targeted SanctionedEconomic Sanctions & Financial Crime ForumD. Scott Nance
- October 8, 2014 | London | SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTAssessing and Addressing Risk Appetite of your Counterparties when Engaging in Correspondent Banking and Transaction BankingEconomic Sanctions & Financial Crime ForumD. Scott Nance