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Scott D. Clausen represents and advises clients in litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters before the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Labor (DOL). Scott represents clients in whistleblower and government investigations, including investigations into alleged retaliation and regulatory violations, including proceedings under Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act and investigations by the NRC’s Office of Investigations (OI).
Scott advises clients on NRC and agreement state license issues, including license transfers, amendments, and terminations. He also represents clients in adjudicatory matters before the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.
Scott also assists clients on construction-related matters, including the drafting of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreements for energy projects.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Scott worked on energy policy at the American Council on Renewable Energy and was a senior litigation associate at a leading maritime and insurance law firm in New York.
Represented a US nuclear reactor owner in an investigation alleging retaliation under Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act.
Represented the operator of a national laboratory in a claim alleging retaliation under the DOE’s Contractor Employee Protection Program (10 CFR Part 708).
Represented US nuclear utilities and companies in obtaining NRC approval for transfers of reactor and material licenses.
Represented a reactor owner in an internal audit for compliance with 10 CFR § 50.80 and that an inadvertent license transfer had not occurred.
Represented a major US utility in an adjudicatory proceeding before the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.
Represented a US nuclear supplier in an investigation alleging retaliation under Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act.
Represented a US nuclear reactor owner in an investigation conducted by the NRC’s Office of Investigations.
Represented a US nuclear supplier in an investigation for noncompliance under 10 CFR Part 21.
Represented the owner in the negotiation of an engineering, procurement, and construction agreement for the construction of a co-generation plant at the owner’s manufacturing facility.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016, 2019)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
District of Columbia
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Vermont Law School, 2003, J.D., cum laude
University of Minnesota, 2000, B.S., Environmental Science