Photograph of Scott C. Budlong


  • Amherst College, B.A. (1986)
  • Université de Genève, Certificat d'Etudes Européennes (1989)
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (1992)


  • New York


  • French
  • Spanish

Scott C. Budlong

New York
Phone: +1 212.530.1915
590 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Scott C. Budlong is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. His practice focuses on advising private investment funds, family offices, and other financial market participants on a wide spectrum of securities transactional and regulatory matters. His transactional counseling encompasses investments in a variety of public and private securities offerings, IPOs and other SEC-registered transactions, PIPEs, SPAC transactions, SEC-registered and exempt resales and securities aspects of bankruptcies, restructurings, and other special situations.

He also advises on compliance with insider trading and market manipulation laws, shareholder activism, reporting and disclosure under Section 13, reporting and transaction planning under Section 16, and short selling and compliance with Regulation M and Regulation SHO.

In addition to securities transactions and regulation, Scott counsels public and private company boards, board committees, and individual directors on corporate governance matters, including fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, stock exchange and SEC independence requirements, and emerging governance trends. He has particular experience advising hedge funds and other institutional investors with representation on public company boards.

Scott is the author of “Hedge Fund Equity Investing: U.S. Legal Issues,” Bloomberg Law® Practice Portfolio Series (2017-2020). He has written articles for a variety of professional publications, including the Bloomberg Law Practice Portfolio Series, The Hedge Fund Law Report, Securities Regulation & Law Report, The CLS Blue Sky Blog, and Securities Law360.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner with Kibbe & Orbe LLP.


Admitted to practice: New York


  • "Hedge Fund Equity Investing: U.S. Legal Issues," Bloomberg Law® Practice Portfolio Series (2017-2020). Author: Scott C. Budlong.

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