Scott Young is a partner in the Salt Lake City office of Mayer Brown and a member of the Technology & IP Transactions, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Scott is also part of the Life Sciences and Technology industry groups. His practice focuses on the development and commercialization of technology and on the marketing and distribution of products and services. Scott has over 25 years of experience representing clients in hundreds of technology-related transactions, including software and technology licensing, outsourcing, product distribution and supply agreements, and other technology and commercial transactions. He also advises emerging company clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and venture capital and angel financing transactions. He represents companies in a wide range of industries, including the medical device, computer hardware, software, energy and other technology-based industries.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Japanese


Columbia University School of Law, JD
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Administrative Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

Brigham Young University, BA, International and Area Studies

University of Utah, BA, Physics
Phi Beta Kappa


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Utah


  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Chair, Utah State Bar Franchise Section, 2009–2010
  • Chair, Utah Innovation Awards, 2006–2007
  • Chair, Deal Flow Committee, MountainWest Capital Network, 2004–2005
  • Member, American Bar Association, Utah State Bar, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Guest lecturer, University of Utah, MBA program on intellectual property issues
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Named by Best Lawyers as Information Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City, 2017
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America (currently: Corporate Law, Information Technology Law), 2011–2022
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions), 2014–2021
  • Named as one of Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite