Scott Widen

Senior Counsel

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R. Scott Widen is a seasoned corporate transactional lawyer who leads O’Melveny’s financial advisory practice and specializes in representing financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions. Scott has broad experience representing public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Scott was a member of the fairness and valuation committees of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Bear Stearns, including Vice Chairman of the Fairness Committee of Bear Stearns. In these roles, Scott advised on hundreds of fairness and valuation opinions and related matters.



Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Columbia University, J.D., 1988: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Stanford University, A.B., Economics and Philosophy, 1985: with distinction; Phi Beta Kappa

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