James E. Scott has joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's New York office as special counsel in the financial regulatory practice. He joins from Citigroup, where since 2001 he served as assistant general counsel, handling regulatory aspects of domestic and international restructurings and mergers and acquisitions, and supporting the bank's emerging markets mortgage and auto finance businesses, global compliance, and privacy offices.
Scott specializes in bank regulatory and policy matters. Before Citigroup, he was a partner in the financial institutions group of the Washington law firm Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti. Before that he was managing director and counsel in charge of all U.S. bank regulatory matters for Bankers Trust Company, senior counsel with Bank of America, and senior counsel with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Earlier this month, Cadwalader hired Jessica L. Fink and Joseph P. Glynn as special counsels in its financial restructuring department in New York. In August, the firm launched a financial regulatory group in London, hiring Tom O'Riordan as a partner in the practice, which will focus on structured finance and financial services, regulation and related areas.