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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



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Chambers USA
DC Environment, 2008 - 2022; Nationwide Government Relations, 2018 - 2023
The Legal 500 United States
Government Relations, 2018 - 2023
Nexstar Media Group
The Hill
Top Lobbyists, 2007 - 2023
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Government Relations Practice, 2020 - 2023; Environmental Law, 2023 - 2024
Thomson Reuters
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
Law Business Research Ltd.
Who’s Who Legal
Environment Global Leader, 2023
The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
1988 - 1989


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