Government Experience

  • United States Senate—Finance Director, Senator Mitch McConnell


  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.A. (1996)

W. Scott Douglas

Senior Policy Director

With a career spanning more than 25 years working in government and politics, Scott Douglas is a veteran lobbyist with experience at the highest levels of federal and state government. Scott has served in both in-house and external government relations roles and knows how to effectively execute grassroots, public relations, and crisis communications tactics as important components of broad-based government relations strategies.

Scott is a senior policy director in Crowell & Moring’s Government Affairs and Health Care groups, where he focuses on assisting clients with legislative and regulatory issues. Scott uses his significant health care public policy experience to assist health care companies; managed care, long-term care, and long-term care pharmacy facilities; trade associations; and other organizations with legislation before the U.S. Congress.

Scott has experience working in highly diverse settings, including Fortune 500 companies and a contract lobbying firm. He has run multistate lobbying operations, working directly with decision-makers and overseeing external lobbyists. Scott directed the state government affairs program for the 47-state operation of a Fortune 400 health care company, monitored developing legislation, and developed and executed lobbying strategies. He was also a principal lobbyist at Capital Link Consultants, a leading Kentucky lobbying firm, and successfully represented clients from the health care, consumer finance, education, manufacturing, retail, insurance, and information technology sectors.

In addition to his government affairs background, Scott worked as the finance director for Sen. Mitch McConnell, the current Senate minority leader. He also served as the Kentucky campaign manager for Bush-Cheney 2000 and as the political director for Sen. Jim Bunning’s 1998 campaign.

Scott is a past president of the Washington Industrial Roundtable, an executive-level organization that meets regularly for off-the-record meetings with members of Congress, executive branch officials, public figures, and private-sector spokespeople to discuss current public policy issues.

Representative Matters

  • Advised clients and other organizations on Congress’ various COVID-19 response and relief packages, including advocating for an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program to include 501(c)(6) organizations.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer and distributor in advocating for the 2019 permanent repeal of the Medical Device Tax.
  • Managed engagement strategy with Republican offices for successful 2015 effort to persuade Congress to create a $1 billion fund to compensate United States victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Managed 2019 Republican outreach in urging Congress to extend the life of the Fund and make other technical corrections. 
  • Leader of representation team for KidsVax, a New Hampshire company assisting states in managing universal vaccination programs, advocating for an amendment to TRICARE reimbursement policy as part of the 2017 and 2018 National Defense Authorization Acts.
  • Led 2018 Congressional and Federal Agency advocacy campaign for Key Safety Systems in its $1.6 Billion acquisition of Takata Corporation, which required NHTSA and Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) approval.

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Firm News & Announcements

December 15, 2020 The Hill Names Crowell & Moring’s Jim Flood and Scott Douglas as "Top Lobbyists of 2020"
January 12, 2015 Crowell & Moring Expands Government Affairs and Health Care Groups with Seasoned Bi-Partisan Lobbying Team