Scott D. Saldaña
Scott is a partner in the Austin office of Reid Collins & Tsai. Since joining the firm as a summer associate following his first year of law school, Scott has represented plaintiffs in a broad array of cases involving complex commercial disputes, financial fraud, and cross-border issues. Scott was on the trial team that obtained a $40 million jury verdict for fraud against Credit Suisse, which was affirmed by the Texas Supreme Court. Scott also played a critical role on the trial team that obtained a multimillion dollar judgment against commercial data center landlord Alpheus Communications, less than six months after the case was filed.
Scott regularly brings professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and fraudulent transfer claims on behalf of the victims of financial fraud against some of the largest institutions in the world. Scott represented the Texas County and District Retirement System in pursuing fraud claims against numerous international banks related to the public pension fund’s investments in RMBS. Scott has considerable experience handling cross-border matters, having worked on cases involving the Bear Stearns Feeder Funds and Ocean Rig UDW.
Scott was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as among the “Ones to Watch” for the 2021 and 2022 editions.
Scott received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where he served as the Research/Technical Editor for THE REVIEW OF LITIGATION and as a student advocate for the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. During law school, Scott worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. A native of Dallas, Scott graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a B.A. in Political Science, and was a member of the college’s Quiz Bowl team.