Scott W. Perkins
Scott Perkins is a litigator who draws on his significant experience providing counsel to business executives, elected officials and state agencies to advise companies on complex corporate and commercial litigation. He also provides advice to companies, especially in the health care industry, on challenges maneuvering through the state and federal regulatory landscape. His perspective on how these challenges and other types of business disputes escalate into litigation is informed by his previous work for Delaware Governor Jack Markell and the Delaware Department of Justice. In addition, Scott spent several years in private practice helping clients with corporate and alternative entity disputes in the Court of Chancery in Delaware.
Before joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Scott served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Office of Governor Jack Markell, a role that included advising the governor and cabinet on issues ranging from contracts and litigation to state and federal constitutional issues. He also served as counsel to the state's Medicaid Program and its Health Information Exchange during his tenure as a deputy attorney general. That work, coupled with his membership on the Delaware Health Resources Board, provided him with considerable experience in the formation, operation, expansion and relocation of health care facilities. In addition, Scott counseled agencies involved in the administration of the Affordable Care Act on issues related to value-based billing models and innovative models of accountable care organizations; an experience that contributes to his ability to help clients understand anticipated revisions to the Affordable Care Act and to local regulations. He also defended the state, its officers and its employees in litigation in both state and federal courts. Scott also previously worked at a prominent Delaware law firm, advising a wide range of clients on corporate and commercial litigation matters, primarily in the Delaware Court of Chancery.