Scott D. Gilbert

Scott D. Gilbert is the founder and Managing Director of Reneo Consulting LLC. Scott brings to Reneo more than 35 years of experience using fresh perspectives and innovative strategies to help clients solve a broad array of intractable and potentially catastrophic problems.  His accomplishments include a range of unique solutions involving such controversial issues as asbestos, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, environmental contamination, natural disasters and other mass torts, as well as major commercial disputes, professional liability, and political and policy issues in both the public and private sectors.  Most recently, Scott worked with both the United States and Cuban governments to negotiate Alan Gross’ release from a Cuban prison and facilitate the first major change in United States policy toward Cuba in more than 50 years. Scott has been described by high-ranking State Department officials as “Perhaps the best ‘civilian’ expert on the Cuban government.” He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of strategic alternative dispute resolution (ADR), where he has represented parties and also served as a mediator and arbitrator.  At Reneo, Scott focuses on strategic analysis, crisis management, legal strategy and litigation management, legislative and lobbying services, and government-related consulting.  Scott’s clients have included Fortune 500 corporations; small and medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations; associations; government agencies; government officials and other individuals. Scott has been quoted in print and network media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune, the National Law Journal, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC.  Scott also serves on the board of directors of the American Security Project, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating the American public and the world about the changing nature of national security in the 21st century. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.