Scott M. Pearson is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Los Angeles. He focuses his practice on the defense of regulatory enforcement actions and consumer class actions, other complex business litigation, and regulatory compliance counseling. Scott is also one of the pre-eminent authorities on the unique issues facing the fintech and marketplace lending industry. Prominent companies regularly entrust Scott with matters involving bet-the-company exposure or complexity, such as overlapping claims being pursued simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions by federal regulators, state attorneys general and class action plaintiffs. With more than 25 years of experience, Scott serves as a trusted strategic business advisor to Manatt clients, including national banks, mortgage lenders, auto finance companies, fintechs, institutional investors, sports and entertainment companies, retailers, and others. Scott has been called “a true expert in complex litigation and consumer class actions” and “a no-nonsense bulldog lawyer who is highly respected by his peers and the judiciary.” In March 2018, he was named a BTI Client Service All-Star for “delivering the absolute best client service” based on a national survey of in-house counsel.