Scott Ring, Bessemer’s general counsel, is a partner in the New York office and joined the firm in 2003. He manages legal activities across Bessemer’s global operations, including its offices in New York, Massachusetts, California, India and Israel.
Scott is responsible for deal structuring, negotiation and execution in regards to Bessemer’s global investment activities. He also assists Bessemer’s investment professionals with portfolio-management matters and helps guide portfolio companies on transactions, dispute resolution and litigation, governance and intellectual-property strategy, and execution issues. Scott is also actively involved in managing Bessemer’s global offices and operations, including fund structuring and administration, international tax planning, risk management and regulatory-compliance matters.
Scott joined Bessemer from Venture Law Group in Menlo Park, Calif., where he counseled entrepreneurs, public and private emerging-growth companies and venture-capital firms on a host of issues. They included company formation; equity and debt financings; public offerings; mergers and acquisitions; strategic partnerships; intellectual-property transactions; executive compensation; employment law; and other operational and transactional matters. During his tenure at VLG, Scott advised companies in the software, semiconductor, telecommunications, medical-device, biotechnology, Internet and media industries.
Scott frequently speaks at national industry forums and continuing legal education programs on issues relating to venture-capital transactions, fund formation and administration, firm operations and risk-management matters. He is an active participant in the NVCA’s General Counsel group and serves on the advisory board of companies serving the venture-capital community, including Shareholder Representative Services.
Scott holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, an M.B.A from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in economics from University of Michigan.