Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Sean Scott

Law360 (March 31, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT) -- At age 34, Mayer Brown LLP partner Sean Scott has already garnered prestige representing Bank of America NA as a prepetition lender to Levitt and Sons LLC and investor Carl Icahn in his recent appeals court victory securing control of bankrupt WestPoint Stevens Inc., earning him a spot on Law360's list of 10 bankruptcy lawyers under 40 to watch.

Scott, who joined Mayer Brown's Chicago office in 2000 after being a summer associate, said though he was initially attracted to general litigation, he appreciated that bankruptcy law offered an opportunity to hone a more rigid set of skills.

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