Kenneth E. Scott, JD ’56, law and business professor emeritus and Hoover Institution senior research fellow, was a leading scholar in the fields of corporate finance reform and corporate governance who wrote extensively on federal deposit insurance issues and federal banking regulation. His recent research concentrated on legislative and policy developments related to the current financial crisis, comparative corporate governance, and financial regulation.
Professor Scott had extensive consulting experience, including work for the World Bank, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Resolution Trust Corporation, and, most recently, the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA). He was also a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Financial Economists Roundtable, and the State Bar of California’s Financial Institutions Committee. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1968, he served as general counsel to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, chief deputy savings and loan commissioner of California and worked in private practice in New York with Sullivan & Cromwell.