Scott Kane is a partner in our Litigation Practice Group and serves as office managing partner in Cincinnati.

He represents financial institutions, manufacturers, technology companies, design and construction firms, and other businesses in a variety of commercial litigation matters in courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the US. He also has extensive experience representing both debtors and creditors in disputed matters in large Chapter 11 cases and other bankruptcy related litigation.

In addition to his active litigation practice, Scott leads the eDiscovery & Data Management Team, which serves as a resource for clients and lawyers regarding defensible and cost effective strategies for the preservation and discovery of electronic documents. Squire Patton Boggs serves as primary eDiscovery counsel to many of the nation’s largest companies.

Scott is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he teaches a course on eDiscovery issues. Scott is also a member of the Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group of The Sedona Conference and serves on various drafting teams. He is a frequent speaker at the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute, the Arizona State University-Arkfeld Digital Evidence Conference, and many similar educational and professional events.

Prior to law school, Scott served in the United States Army and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

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  • Representing a special litigation committee of the board of directors of a casino gaming company concerning its independent investigation of potential claims arising from a US$8.9 billion leveraged buyout transaction.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel for a group of Chapter 11 debtors in a case involving more than US$2 billion of claims including successfully defending the debtors’ plan of reorganization against objections by state environmental agencies, the United States and private creditors at a multiday contested confirmation hearing.
  • Successfully defending a financial institution against class action claims by removing the case under the provisions of the Class Action Fairness Act and then obtaining dismissal of all claims in federal court prior to any ruling on class certification.
  • Successfully representing a national banking association in complex litigation involving receivership, foreclosure on commercial real estate located throughout Ohio.
  • Successfully resolving multimillion-dollar cost overrun claims against a team of design and engineering firms concerning the construction of a National Football League stadium.
  • Advising the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Enron Corp. regarding nationwide discovery issues and coordination of multi-firm, multi-jurisdiction matters involving tens of millions of pages of discovery documents.
  • Representing a Fortune 500 manufacturing company in litigation with its former CEO concerning severance and ERISA issues.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Impact of the new Federal Civil Rules Amendments,” Ohio State Bar Association Federal Bar Bench Conference, October 2016.
  • “TAR 2014: A Look Forward, A Look Back,” webinar with John Tredennic, CEO of Catalyst and Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, eDiscovery Education Center, January 2014.
  • “Determining When Technology-Assisted Review Is or Isn't the Right Solution,” Georgetown University Advanced eDiscovery Institute, November 2013.
  • eDiscovery & Digital Evidence Symposium, Arizona State University/Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, March 2013.
  • Masters Conference, Washington DC, October 2012.


  • Author, ”Computer Forensics in Civil Litigation: Practical Strategies and Skills,” Understanding the Legal Issues of Computer Forensics, Thompson Reuters/Aspatore, 2013.
  • Contributing Editor, “Best Practices Report on Electronic Discovery (ESI) Issues in Bankruptcy Cases” ABA Electronic Discovery in Bankruptcy Working Group, Business Lawyer, August 2013.
  • Interviewee, “Court decisions, cost concerns drive growth in business for e-discovery firms,” Washington Post, June 15, 2013.


  • University of Cincinnati, J.D., Order of the Coif, student articles chair, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 1997
  • Western Michigan University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1994


  • Ohio, 1997


  • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Indiana

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board member and former president, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Board member, University of Cincinnati College of Law Board of Visitors
  • Member and former chair, Common Pleas Court Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor
  • Cincinnati United Way Tocqueville Society
  • Hamilton County Republican Party Judicial Selection Committee
  • Board member, Law & Leadership Institute (Cincinnati)
  • Board member, Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association
  • Board member, Professionalism Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Recognized in Chambers USA 2018 in: Ohio - Litigation: General Commercial
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.
  • Recognized as a Litigation Star in Ohio, Benchmark Litigation 2017
  • Recognized as a 2016 Benchmark Litigation Star
  • Listed since 2012 in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters since 2011 (including its “Cincinnati Top 50” list)
  • Law Technology News/2013 LegalTech (New York) – “Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Large Law Firm” (for Squire Sanders’ success in improving results and reducing client costs in large eDiscovery and document review projects)
  • University of Cincinnati Law Review - 2013 Distinguished Service Award
  • 2013 Information Week 500 “Technology Innovator” (for Squire Sanders Intelligent Discovery Process)
  • Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 Award (2008), recognizing the region’s rising business, community and economic leaders

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