Scott D. Marrs
1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2500
Houston, Texas 77056 USA
Regional Managing Partner – Texas, Akerman LLP; Chairman/Partner, Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., 1994-2016; Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Associate, Vinson & Elkins, 1989-94; Intern, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1989; Land, Natural Gas, and Legal Departments, Sohio Petroleum, British Petroleum, 1984-89; Petroleum Landman Intern, Union Texas Petroleum, 1983.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (North America ICC Int'l Court of Arbitration); Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); American Arbitration Association (AAA); International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC); Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC); American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); Institute for Energy Law (IEL) (Advisory Board and Arbitrator Panel); General Counsel Forum (Director, Houston Chapter); National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD); International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee - Vice Chair; Business Litigation Committee – Past Chair, Vice Chair); American Bar Association (Technology for the Litigator Committee, Co-Chair; Membership & Diversity Subcommittee); State Bar of Texas (Intellectual Property Law Section); Houston Bar Foundation (Fellow); Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow and Nomination Committee - 2014); American Bar Foundation (Fellow).
American Arbitration Association (AAA); International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC); Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR); ICC; Institute for Energy Law (IEL); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC).
Served as arbitrator, arbitration counsel, and trial counsel in a wide variety of international and domestic complex commercial and energy related disputes, including these representative cases:
(1) Chair/Sole Arbitrator in complex commercial contract matter involving engineering, design and project management issues in mining and energy industries; (2) Chair/Sole Arbitrator in multi-million dollar energy matter regarding commercial contract in natural gas recycling, extraction, green energy business and allegations of contract breach and fraud; (3) Arbitrator on energy panel in multi-million dollar action involving contract and financial issues relating to acquisition and divestiture of numerous producing oil and gas properties; (4) Arbitrated 9-figure international disputes involving complex contractual and governmental issues regarding acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas interests in South America; (5) Arbitrator on commercial panel in breach of commercial contract action with associated fraud counterclaims involving stock and insurance issues; (6) Arbitrated claims by independent oil and gas producers in multi-million dollar action against drilling companies in commercial transaction disputes; (7) Arbitrated multi-million dollar commercial and intellectual property disputes between international medical device company and inventor/surgeon; (8) retained as expert intellectual property consultant in arbitration of business disputes involving copyright and trademark claims between two international manufacturers; (9) Arbitrated multi-million dollar commercial matter between international financial institution and group of investors; (10) Arbitrated matter involving international brokerage house and manager of division in fraud and breach of contract matter brought by group of investors; (11) Sole Arbitrator in oil products purchase contract disputes; (12) Chair/3 person panel in arbitration of IP case involving medical devices, licenses, and royalties, (13) Arbitrator on 3-person panel in case involving alleged fraud, breach of fiduciary duties and other claims in corporate stock transfer case.
“Arbitration of Energy Disputes,” Texas Lawyer (Oct. 2014); “Bidding on Pemex Joint Ventures,” Texas Lawyer (Sept. 2014); “AAA, JAMS and CPR Comparison Chart, A Practical Comparison of Major Arbitration Forums in the United States” (PRACTICAL LAW JOURNAL, 2014); “Arbitration Confidentiality, What You Thought You Knew Can Hurt You - A Comparison of Confidentiality (Or Lack Thereof) in Major Domestic and International Arbitration Forums” (TEXAS BAR JOURNAL, 2014); Co-Author, “What You Always Wanted to Know About ADR,” IADC ADR Newsletter, June 2012; Co-Author, “What You Always Wanted to Know About Arbitration,” Texas Bar Journal, Sept 2010; Co-Author, “5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Arbitration,” IADC ADR Newsletter, Dec 2009; Co-Author, “10 Major Arbitration Issues Recently Addressed By Courts,” Dispute Resolution Journal, Aug/Oct 2009; Co-Author, “The Art of (Litigation PR) War,” Corporate Counsel, April, 2013; Co-author, “Sporting Events - Ticket to a Lawsuit?,” HOUSTON LAWYER, Aug, 2011.