Relman Colfax is pleased to announce that Ken Scott has joined the partnership.
Ken is a long-time friend of the Firm and brings decades of experience in fair lending, fair housing, and consumer protection to our practice. Since joining the Firm in 2022, Ken has represented several major banks on fair lending issues, including navigating complex regulatory questions, conducting risk assessments, and building robust compliance management systems. He also offers strategic guidance to high-ranking corporate executives navigating intricate, frequently unforeseen, UDAAP, fair banking, and financial technology issues.
Ken was part of the team that prepared the State Street Civil Rights Audit, which examined State Street’s business policies, practices, products, and services and identified actions that would accelerate progress toward racial equity in the United States. Ken has also assisted in drafting comment letters on emerging issues such as the new Community Reinvestment Act Rule, appraisal discrimination, and algorithmic bias.
In addition to his contributions to the Firm’s Counseling practice, Ken participates in the firm’s civil rights litigation, including representing fair housing groups in several redlining investigations.
Before joining the Firm, Ken served two tours of duty as a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, where he investigated and litigated fair housing and lending cases. Ken then worked at several large financial institutions, where he served in positions ranging from fair lending counsel to head of consumer fairness compliance. Ken also has deep relationships with several civil rights advocacy organizations, including serving on the Board of the National Fair Housing Alliance and Asylum Works.
Ken graduated from Georgetown National Law Center, where he participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic.