Scott Ring, Bessemer’s General Counsel, is a partner in the New York office and joined the firm in 2003. He leads legal and regulatory compliance activities across Bessemer’s operations, and manages many of the firm’s global operations, investor relationships and new strategic initiatives.
Scott leads a team of lawyers responsible for venture investment structuring, negotiation and execution in the United States and abroad. His team also partners with BVP’s investment professionals to improve portfolio company performance, advising on transactions, intellectual-property strategy, incentive compensation and other strategic operational and transactional issues faced by BVP Funded companies. Scott additionally manages many of the day to day global operations of the firm, including fund structuring, liquidity matters, policy development and regulatory compliance.
Scott joined BVP from the Silicon Valley legal advisory firm Venture Law Group, where he counseled entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on new venture formation, strategic alliances, investments, exits, board governance and operational issues that face emerging growth companies and venture firms.
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 SRS Acquiom.
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.