Global Reach Local Solutions
Corporate & Commercial Law
We are a nimble, broad spectrum law firm, serving US and Allied NGOs, and for-profit companies in the defense, development, law enforcement, aviation and energy domains. We also serve Allied and US-friendly diplomatic missions.
International Advocates
Scott Advocates PLLC
Results Matter, and the Stakes are High. We advise our broad array of clients regarding host nation and regional legal and political risk, compliance requirements, and commercial opportunities, including local partners, joint ventures and mergers and acquisition. We serve as members of client pursuit teams, and work with client in-house and outside counsel. We deliver “boots-on-the ground” solutions in conflict, post-conflict and developing markets.


Global Reach Local Solutions

We go where other lawyers won’t.  We travel to virtually any country or region as necessary to support our clients’ business and mission requirements.  We conduct investigations and critical event response, along with legal and political risk mitigation, host nation compliance and commercial pursuits.

Case Evaluation

We evaluate your case from any perspective to assess the dispute or the issues.

Offices Location

Austin, Texas, Berlin, Brussels, Washington, DC, and Wilmington, Delaware.

Free Consultations

We offer free law consultation based upon the conditions of your case.

Introducing the Afghan Claims Project 2021:

Afghan Claims Project

With immediate effect, Venable LLP, in conjunction with Scott Advocates, PLLC, has established the Afghan Claims Project. We have initiated contact with the U.S. Government concerning claims by contractors in Afghanistan against the U.S. Government, NATO, the Taliban and others. We are also providing counsel on Office of Foreign Assets Controls questions concerning doing business with the Taliban and others in the region.

We invite inquiries from interested companies. We will provide assistance in the following areas: Analysis of claims; advice on proper forum (U.S. courts, arbitration, international claims tribunal (if established), etc.); representation in claims processes; OFAC and other agency representation; compliance with FAR and other USG requirements.

Please contact Bill Varian, CEO, Scott Advocates, PLLC, at or

Our Mission

Defining success together

Scott Advocates PLLC (“SCOTT”) serves clients around the world to include conflict/post-conflict areas, regarding host nation, US, and international legal, regulatory and taxation compliance, and broad-spectrum commercial matters and transactions. SCOTT also has deep experience in US Government contracting, labor, aviation and energy law, and related litigation to include international arbitration.

Moreover, SCOTT has developed a unique, proprietary inter-disciplinary approach to effectively assist clients overcome obstacles to obtaining US non-immigration visas. SCOTT maintains an active pro bono publico practice representing deserving clients in complex matters where top-tier lawyers make the difference.


Our CEO, Bill Varian currently provides strategic leadership services for the coordination, policy-making, operations management, investigations, and the integration of business practices and processes. His 35 years of highly diversified executive leadership and management experience in the U.S. Government and the private sector in risk management, emergency operations, training, force integration and readiness reporting systems and processes, complements Scott Advocates timely strategic planning and responsive execution of solutions for our client’s requirements and needs.
Mr. Varian has extensive experience recruiting and hiring staff, and building cohesive, high-impact teams that align team member skills to our client’s objectives, particularly in post conflict and extremely austere environments.