Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Former Sheppard Mullin Practice Group Chair Dies
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Myrl R. Scott, a 41-year veteran attorney with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and a former chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, died Sunday after a lengthy illness, the firm said yesterday.
Jon W. Newby, a partner and current co-chair of the Corporate Practice Group, remembered Scott as “a great partner and mentor who helped many of our corporate lawyers start and build their careers.”
During Scott’s career with the firm, Newby said, it grew from a single office on Spring Street into a “multi-hundred attorney California firm.” He added that Scott was “very visible in the legal community among corporate law practitioners, served on the executive committees of the state and local bar, authored several practice manuals, and was active in the ABA.”
A graduate of UC Berkeley and Stanford Law School, Scott was admitted to practice in 1956 and spent his entire career with Sheppard Mullin, retiring in 1996.
He was a former member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s executive committee and a past chair of LACBA’s business law section. Scott was also a member of the real property section’s executive committee.
The attorney was also a past vice chair of the State Bar’s business law section and a past chair of the USC Institute For Corporate Counsel.
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