Scott Cammarn, co-chair of the Financial Services Group, has 33 years of experience in the banking industry and his legal career has spanned all areas of banking compliance and finance law. His practice focuses on regulatory matters, mergers & acquisitions, legislation, transactions, and training. He represents a number of national and international financial institutions, and has practiced before the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and numerous state banking departments.
Prior to joining the firm, he was the Bank Regulatory Counsel for Ally Financial (formerly, GMAC Financial Services) where he advised on bank regulatory issues including transactional, examination, compliance, and legislative matters.
Before joining Ally Financial, Scott was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of LendingTree and served as the Corporate Secretary. At LendingTree, he was responsible for all legal and compliance matters. Prior to joining LendingTree, he served in various legal capacities over his 11 years at Bank of America, including Associate General Counsel, bank regulatory, global marketing and global corporate affairs.
Scott has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation's leading lawyers in Banking and Finance Law as well as in Financial Services Regulation Law. He was also named Lawyer of the Year five times by The Best Lawyers in America, for Banking and Finance Law and for Financial Services Regulation Law. Additionally, Scott has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer on the national level in Financial Services Regulation by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US named a Rising Star for Financial Services Regulatory by IFLR1000 for the last five years. He leads the team that was named both as the 2020 Regulatory Team of the Year by IFLR Americas and as the 2019 Bank Regulatory Law Firm of the Year by Law360. Scott is also named the Go-To Thought Leader for Banking Regulation by The National Law Review based on his writings.
Scott has been an adjunct professor at Duke University School of Law, teaching the U.S. Banking Regulation course and Financial Services Regulation seminar. Currently, he is a member of the ABA Business Law Section/Banking Law Committee, a Board member of the UNC Banking Law Institute, a Practitioner-in-Residence at UNC School of Law and a Board member of Duke’s Global Financial Markets Center. He is a frequent speaker on bank regulatory matters and has provided corporate executive training.
He earned his J.D., with high honors, from Duke University School of Law, where he was editor of The Duke Law Journal. He received his B.S., summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University. Following law school, Scott served as law clerk for The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Scott is a member of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, Ohio (inactive) and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.