A. Scott Bolden
Scott’s first job after law school was as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County’s District Attorney’s Office. In June of 1991, Scott would land his dream job in a big law firm. He was scheduled to meet with the partners at Reed Smith, one of the country’s largest and most respected firms. While he was not confident he would be offered the job, he was not only offered and accepted an attorney position with the firm, but phenomenally, based on his hard work, dedication and his exceptional ability to generate business, even as an associate, made Partner within four years. Scott would eventually work his way up to Managing Partner of the DC office for six years. Today, he serves as an At-Large Member of the firm’s Executive Committee—a multi-billion dollar international law firm.
One of Scott’s proudest moments was when he was named Howard University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in the Field of Law in 2013.