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Scott Nelson

Of Counsel

Scott Nelson has spent much of the last two decades working at the intersection of law, policy and politics.  Before joining Summit, he served as a policy advisor to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and was the policy director for the Governor’s 2010 campaign.  In the Governor’s office he worked on energy, tax, consumer affairs, business development and other key policy issues.  He spent nearly five years in the Washington, DC, and Portland, OR, offices of an international law firm, counseling clients on a range of regulatory and policy issues including tax, energy, trade and telecommunications.  Prior to joining the firm, he served on the staff and campaigns of U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan for several years, most recently as deputy chief of staff.  He was also a Clinton administration appointee to the U.S. Department of Energy.  He now represents clients in Oregon and Washington, DC, on issues such as tax, environment, energy, trade and health care. 


Scott grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, and the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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