Scott Thompson


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2012, summa cum laude; Order of the Barristers; Order of Scribes; Managing Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review

B.A., Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1995

  • Intern to the Honorable Ken Tapscott, Dallas County Court-at-Law No. 4, Summer 2010

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2012


Scott Thompson leverages more than seven years of prior work experience as a human resources and executive recruiting professional to deliver practical employee benefits and executive compensation legal advice from a client’s point of view.

Scott frequently assists clients by ensuring that their health plans are compliant with the latest regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act and that their retirement plans have been amended to comply with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. In addition, Scott helps his clients meet their obligations under the HIPAA privacy and security rules by drafting their HIPAA policies, procedures, and forms and by preparing training presentations for their employees. Scott has even assisted a client following a HIPAA breach and subsequent audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Whether representing an employer or an employee, Scott often assists clients with the compensation and benefits provisions of employment agreements. Scott is knowledgeable in numerous types of executive compensation plans, including incentive, bonus, change in control, and severance plans, and Scott acts as counsel to both private and public companies in the administration of their executive compensation and equity plans, including preparing plan documents, award agreements, and related filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In corporate transactions, Scott has represented both buyers and sellers, and has assisted them in identifying and correcting employee benefit plan issues, such as retirement plan qualification failures and compliance with Sections 409A and 280G of the Internal Revenue Code.

Scott is a recent graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now known as Texas A&M University School of Law), where he graduated first in his class and was Managing Editor of the Law Review.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

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