Scott Reents is a senior attorney in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.  Mr. Reents specializes in e-discovery, litigating e-discovery issues and planning and supervising e-discovery for various litigation, arbitration, and enforcement matters, having advised numerous Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions clients on e-discovery issues in securities litigations, shareholder class actions, bankruptcy-related litigation, and other complex commercial disputes in various federal and state courts. He has worked extensively on e-discovery issues for internal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters, including matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Attorney General, and various foreign regulators.

Mr. Reents was counsel to Vale in Rio Tinto v. Vale, in which he litigated a number of important issues related to the parties’ predictive coding protocol before Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck in the Southern District of New York. Among other discovery victories, Vale successfully sought an order appointing a special master to consider issues regarding the adequacy of Rio Tinto’s predictive coding process. While those issues were under consideration, Vale prevailed in the lawsuit on a motion to dismiss.

Mr. Reents is a member of Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference, and is a frequent speaker and writer on e-discovery issues.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Reents worked in the technology industry, including as a Research Analyst at Gartner, the technology advisory services company, and as the manager of the healthcare industry practice at Fulcrum Analytics, a database marketing services provider. Mr. Reents also co-founded e-thePeople.org, a nonprofit developer of technology for improving the democratic process.

Mr. Reents joined the firm in 2007 and became Senior Attorney in 2015. He received a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. In 2008, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Mr. Reents is a member of the Bar in New York and is admitted to practice before the United Stated District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. His native language is English, and he speaks conversational German.