Scott M. Browning

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Scott Browning is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. As a highly experienced trial lawyer and crisis manager, Scott has represented a diverse group of clients in various industries, including well-known entities such a AT&T, ESPN, and Honeywell. In business-to-business disputes, he has tried cases against companies such as Vail Resorts and Target. Scott has served as lead counsel for media companies, aerospace and technology companies, construction companies, financial institutions, educational institutions, and religious organizations.

A substantial part of Scott’s practice is advising religious institutions. In addition to accolades from the legal community for this work, Scott received the single highest honor the Pope can bestow on an individual. Pope Francis named Scott to the Order of St. Gregory the Great as a Knight of St. Gregory for his extraordinary, decades-long service to the Church.

In 2019 and 2020, Scott helped six Catholic dioceses in California resolve hundreds of personal injury claims. Part of that work involved retaining Ken Feinberg, the nationally famous claims administrator who handled the 911 Fund work and the BP oil spill claims process.

Scott has defended multiple entities facing federal investigation, including clients subject to grand jury subpoenas, and has defended clients under investigation by various states’ attorneys general.

Scott has tried many cases in bankruptcy court, and for more than two decades he represented the fiduciary entity Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) that acts on behalf of the federal government to collect federal debt. For that client, Scott has tried many federal court cases and established important precedent through a number of United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit opinions.

Scott is respected and trusted by his peers and clients. He has a natural ability to immerse himself in organizations and learn how legal issues affect overall objectives. Often asked for assistance when an entity is in crisis or facing harsh opposition and what appears to be overwhelming odds, Scott assembles facts and works closely with his client to develop a comprehensive strategy to overcome the challenges and win.

Before starting his legal career Scott graduated from business school in three-and-a-half years, with honors, and obtained his CPA. Scott’s business knowledge and experience allows him to aide clients in the area overlapping legal and business challenges.

In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, practicing archery, and fishing.



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