Scott Perkins, Deputy Legal Counsel to Delaware Gov. Markell, to Join Saul Ewing’s Litigation and Health Care Practices

Scott Perkins, Deputy Legal Counsel to Delaware Gov. Markell, to Join Saul Ewing’s Litigation and Health Care Practices

(Wilmington, DE - 2017-01-11)

Saul Ewing LLP, a full service law firm with more than 260 lawyers in 11 East Coast offices, today announced that Scott W. Perkins will join the firm on February 1, 2017 as a partner in the Litigation and Health Care practices. Mr. Perkins, who currently serves as Deputy Legal Counsel to Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, will be resident in the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware office.

Mr. Perkins’ work for the Markell administration has included advising the governor and cabinet on issues ranging from contracts and litigation to state and federal constitutional issues. As a Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Perkins served as counsel to the State’s Medicaid Program and its Health Information Exchange. That work, coupled with his membership on the Delaware Health Resources Board, provided Mr. Perkins with considerable experience in the formation, operation, expansion and relocation of health care facilities. In addition, Mr. Perkins counseled agencies involved in the administration of the Affordable Care Act on issues related to value-based billing models and innovative models of accountable care organizations. Prior to entering government service, Mr. Perkins was an associate with Richards, Layton & Finger in Wilmington, concentrating on corporate governance advice and litigation in the Court of Chancery.

“The entire firm, especially Scott’s new partners in Wilmington, are thrilled to have him join us,” said Bill Manning, co-managing partner of the Wilmington office. “Scott will deepen current strengths and add new ones. We expect Scott will:

  • offer advice to clients facing challenges maneuvering through state regulations and agencies. His experience in the Department of Justice and, more recently, with Governor Markell is invaluable;
  • add considerable value to our clients by taking advantage of his several years of private practice before the Court of Chancery in corporate and alternative entity disputes;
  • leverage his considerable health care regulatory experience gained while serving in the Department of Justice and on the Health Resources Board. That experience will benefit our clients greatly throughout the firm’s footprint as they wait to see what changes may be made to the Affordable Care Act and to local regulations; and
  • add considerable strength and depth to our commercial litigation team.”

Mr. Perkins earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his undergraduate degree from James Madison University.