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About Scott

Scott Segal is co-chair of the firm's Policy Resolution Group, the government relations and strategic communications section at Bracewell. He has more than two decades of experience across a broad range of policy and communications issues, with particular experience dealing with energy, the environment and natural resources. Other areas of experience range from healthcare to financial services to trade and manufacturing issues. A practicing lawyer, Scott assists clients with effective participation in the legislative and regulatory processes. Additionally, Scott helps guides clients with strategic planning and communications in changed circumstances through public-affairs initiatives, monitoring, advocacy and negotiations with the United States Congress and administrative agencies of the federal government. He has testified before Congress and administrative agencies numerous times on matters related to energy and environmental policy.

Well informed on clients' issues of concern, Scott recognizes that his media contacts are looking for actual, real-world experience on important issues, not just message management. He is an articulate spokesman for Fortune 500 corporations on sensitive and progressive issues such as climate change, energy legislation and regulation, the Clean Air Act and fuel additives. He also is recognized as a reasonable, well-versed spokesman on broader energy and environmental issues and is quoted regularly in the national media, including offering commentary on network television and radio.

Scott taught law, policy development and communications at the University of Maryland (University College) and at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier in his career, he served as director of forensics at the University of Texas at Austin.            

Segal is one of the most sought-after names in environmental policy, with expertise few can match.
The Hill Top Lobbyists, 2016



The University of Texas School of Law,
Emory University,
Bachelor of Arts
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


District of Columbia Court of International Trade
Congressional Reform Project
American Bar Association



Biden’s Climate Opportunity

December 22, 2020
Climate One Podcast

Biden to Name Granholm as Energy Secretary

December 16, 2020
The Washington Post

Top lobbyists

November 2, 2017
The Hill

Refineries go to battle with oil majors over ethanol

August 1, 2017
Houston Chronicle Online/chron.com

EPA's Pruitt moves to the center of power

June 3, 2017
Providence Journal Online, The

What's on the chopping block in Trump's budget request?

January 30, 2017
Environment & Energy Daily

Top Lobbyists 2016: Hired Guns

October 26, 2016
Hill Online, The

Yale prof keeps cool as Clinton Cabinet talk heats up

October 24, 2016
Environment & Energy Daily

U.S. and China Formally Commit to Paris Climate Accord

September 6, 2016
Scientific American Online

Why our founders would have loved lobbyists

February 17, 2016
Bloomberg Government - Online

Will Republicans Seek to Undermine Paris Agreement?

January 6, 2016
Scientific American Online

E.P.A. Rule Requires a Big Jump in Biofuel Use

December 1, 2015
New York Times Online, The

Top Lobbyists 2015: Hired Guns

October 29, 2015
Hill Online, The

Supreme Court brings EPA down a notch

August 16, 2015
Washington Examiner Online

Revised Clean Power Plan Could Win Coal Utility's Backing

February 11, 2015
Scientific American Online

Lobbyists Adjust To GOP Majority On Capitol Hill

January 14, 2015
NPR/National Public Radio

EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

November 26, 2014
Los Angeles Times Online

4 Ways Election Results Could Intensify U.S. Energy Battles

November 5, 2014
National Geographic Magazine Online

How Republicans thrashed Democrats in midterm election

November 5, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle Online

The new landscape of lobbying

June 2, 2014
Washington Post Online, The

Top Lobbyists 2013

October 30, 2013
Hill Online, The

Administration Presses Ahead With Limits on Emissions From Power Plants

September 19, 2013
New York Times - Washington Bureau, The

Obama's Stealth War on Global Warming

September 4, 2013
National Journal

Obama's climate warrior set to battle with GOP

June 28, 2013
Washington Examiner Online

Obama to take sweeping action on climate

June 23, 2013
Washington Post Online, The

New Clean Fuel Standards: Who Pays?

April 2, 2013
KUHF-FM - Online

How blocking Cabinet nominees became common practice

March 25, 2013
Washington Post Online, The

PBS NewsHour

February 18, 2013
PBS NewsHour - PBS/Public Broadcasting Service



FERC Proposes Policy Statement Encouraging RTOs/ISOs to Develop Rules Incorporating State Determined Carbon Prices

October 19, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

On October 15, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) issued a Proposed Policy Statement regarding carbon pricing in organized wholesale...



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The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
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