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Scott Akins

Partner Seattle, WA

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart

Scott joined Freestone in 2013 and serves as our General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining us, Scott worked in the Legal group at HBK Capital Management where he served as legal counsel to a variety of the firm’s business units, including debt and equity trading and investments, private equity and investor relations. Scott also managed corporate governance for the firm and its funds, and provided legal counsel regarding various matters that impacted the firm’s business generally. Prior to his time at HBK, Scott worked at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he focused on private equity, public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings.

Education

Scott earned a JD magna cum laude from University of Miami School of Law and a BA in International Relations from University of the Pacific.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports, and spending time with his family. 

Location

701 Fifth Avenue, 74th Floor
Seattle, Washington 98104

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