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Scott Burrell

Scott Burrell is Senior Counsel at the law and consulting firm Leftwich LLC.


His practice focuses on advising and counseling government, business, and other entities on successfully conducting transactions in a government environment. He has a track record of successfully delivering business-like results and solutions within a government setting and for developing and implementing innovative and efficient solutions to issues faced by governments and business entities. From 2000 through 2015, Mr. Burrell served in a number of executive positions with the District of Columbia government. Prior to joining Leftwich, Mr. Burrell served as the Senior Legal Advisor to the District’s City Administrator providing advice and counsel on all government operations issues. He also served an Chief Operating Officer for the Department of General Service, the District agency responsible for the construction and operation of all District buildings and General Counsel to the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization, which implemented an historic, multi-billion dollar school renovation program. From 2000 through 2007, Mr. Burrell served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant General Counsel for the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, which operated RFK Stadium and the DC Armory. In these roles, Mr. Burrell led the District’s efforts to develop the new DC United soccer stadium at Buzzard Pont and was significantly involved in attracting the Nationals to the District, renovating RFK Stadium for baseball, and constructing Nationals Park. He has negotiated deals with a host of content presenters, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Women’s United Soccer Association, Live Nation concerts, US Soccer Federation/FIFA, Don King Enterprises, Cirque Du Soleil, and the American Le Mans Series auto racing. He has also structured and negotiated agreements for all manner of facility services, including maintenance, crowd control, security, parking, food and beverage, advertising and sponsorship, and transportation. On the finance side, he developed and implemented a new event-based accounting and finance system for RFK Stadium and the Armory and developed and managed the executive’s economic impact and financing programs for the new D.C. United soccer stadium. Mr. Burrell is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. He is also a former certified public accountant.

Hillsdale College - B.A. - Accounting

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law - J.D.