Scott H. Segal

Partner and Co-Head

Scott Segal is co-head of PRG with over 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.

Scott also assists 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.

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 is also 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.

Education
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1989
B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University, 1986

Awards
Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment,” 2008-2010
The Hill, “Top Lobbyists” List, 2007-present
Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2007
Texas Law Review, 1988-1989

KNOWN FOR: Building effective coalitions, federal lobbying, energy policy work, public affairs and communications and directing the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council.

INTERESTING CAREER NOTE: While having a beer and defending a certain U.S. President accused of sensitive misconduct of a personal nature, Scott was “discovered” by a conservative-leaning cable news channel, leading to years of “fair and balanced” debates televised nationally between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

FAST FACT: Scott visited The Daily Show with John Stewart on Comedy Central to explain the lobbying side of how a bill becomes a law. 

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
Texas

Affiliations
District of Columbia Court of International Trade
Congressional Reform Project, Reporter
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas