Rena L. Scott is partner, Co-Office Leader (with Vanessa Liborio) of Orrick’s Geneva Office and member of the International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Group. Regularly credited for her responsiveness, diligence, and reliability, Rena L. Scott has been assisting clients primarily in the area of international arbitration and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on complex, high-value disputes involving major construction projects (commercial, retail, residential, high rise, low rise, infrastructure, and power generation). Rena represents Owners, Contractors and Sub-Contractors, including pursuant to consortia and joint venture agreements. Rena also provides assistance in the development of construction contract terms and conditions as well as delivery assistance and construction project dispute avoidance assistance to construction development and delivery teams. Rena is regularly invited to speak on issues in the construction sector.
Rena’s practice also includes representing multi-national companies involved in a wide range of complex business disputes, including partnership disputes, construction disputes (energy, infrastructure, design-build, design-build operate, etc.), accountant liability disputes, and internal corporate investigations. Rena's practice is truly international. She has represented clients in all stages of litigation and arbitration – from pleadings to trial/hearing to appellate matters – and in matters pending in a variety of venues, including several arbitral institutions, and before U.S. state and federal court, the English High Court, the British Virgin Islands, and the Isle of Man.
Rena is active in pro bono issues ranging from advising not-for-profit organizations on various legal aid programs around the world to preparing immigration reform practice manuals for U.S. court practice to carrying out impact litigation training programs for CSOs and lawyers working on critical human rights issues in Myanmar.
Legal 500 recognises Rena as a leading International Arbitration practitioner, where she is noted for her "excellent drafting skills." Rena is also a member of several professional associations, including the Society of Construction Law and the Swiss Arbitration Association.
Prior to joining Orrick, Rena worked in Akin Gump’s Geneva office, and also for other prestigious law firms in California.
Some of Rena’s representative matters include the following engagements: