Jonathan Scott is Chief Compliance Officer at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). GLG, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is the original expert network and market leader, with approximately 3,000 employees and 1,000,000 experts globally. Jonathan oversees GLG’s 70-member global team, which is responsible for training GLG’s experts and employees, conducting background screening and surveillance, and engaging with clients. GLG’s clients include 500+ public equity firms, 9 of the ten largest private equity firms, the ten leading global banks, the ten largest global law firms, 9 of the ten largest pharma companies and 40% of the Fortune 500. These clients rely on GLG for its rigorous, industry-leading compliance framework that allows clients to connect with GLG experts in a structured, auditable, and transparent way, consistent with their own internal compliance obligations and the highest professional and ethical standards. GLG’s compliance standards are a major competitive differentiator and a key component of the company’s culture.
Before joining GLG in 2017, Jonathan spent 22 years in legal practice, including 13 years in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas, first as a front-line investigator and then as an Assistant Director. During his SEC career, Jonathan led and supervised a number of significant matters, including the Walmart FCPA investigation and a variety of insider trading, financial fraud and regulatory inquiries. Jonathan grew up just outside London before moving to the U.S. to attend Boston University and then the American University, Washington College of Law. He currently lives with his family in Austin, Texas, where he is based in GLG’s largest U.S. office.