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Scott A. Burrell


Scott Burrell counsels government, business, and other entities on conducting transactions in a government environment. He has a track record of successfully delivering business-like results and solutions within a government setting and for developing and implementing innovative and efficient solutions to issues faced by governments and business entities. He has particular experience in the areas of construction, development, small business certification, and sports and entertainment. 

From 2000 through 2015, Scott served in a number of executive positions with the District of Columbia government, including as the senior legal advisor to the city administrator. In that role, he provided advice and counsel on all government operations issues, including leading day-to-day negotiations with D.C. United on the development of a new soccer stadium, representing the District on a multijurisdictional operating agreement for the Blue Plains wastewater facility, and serving as key staff to the mayor's Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Advisory Group that produced a comprehensive legislative overhaul to the certified business program.

Prior to that, Scott was chief operating officer for the Department of General Services, which develops, constructs, and operates all District of Columbia buildings and facilities. From 2007 through 2010, he served as general counsel to the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization, which implemented a historic, multibillion-dollar program to modernize the District’s deteriorating school facilities. He was integral to successfully developing legislation, regulations, budgets, policies, and procedures for this new, special purpose agency.

From 2000 through 2007, Scott served as chief financial officer and assistant general counsel for the DC Sports & Entertainment Commission (DCSEC), which operated RFK Stadium and the DC Armory. In those roles, he implemented a new, event-based financial system and negotiated agreements for major soccer matches, concerts, and other events, as well as contracts for parking, concessions, and sponsorship arrangements. In addition, he participated in attracting the Nationals to the District, renovating RFK Stadium for Major League Baseball, and constructing Nationals Park.

Prior to his government service, Scott was an associate at a national law firm, a division controller for a Fortune 500 company, and an auditor for a “Big Four” accounting firm. 

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  • Georgetown University, Sports Industry Management Graduate Program, Adjunct Professor, 2014-present