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 consortia and joint venture
agreements for more than 12 years. Rena also provides 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, real estate litigation (general), 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."
Prior to joining Orrick, Rena worked in Akin Gump’s Geneva office, and
also for other prestigious law firms in California.