New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Honors Kathleen Scott

By Brandon Vogel

January 19, 2022

New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Honors Kathleen Scott


By Brandon Vogel

Kathleen Scott, deputy superintendent of banking of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is the 2022 recipient of the David S. Caplan Award for Meritorious Service given by the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

Scott received the award on Jan. 19 at the association’s Annual Meeting. The award recognizes a Business Law Section member for outstanding volunteer service. It is given in honor of David S. Caplan, a former NYSBA executive committee member and committee chair who volunteered his time and energy to the Section over decades in spite of personal physical challenges.

“Kathleen Scott has given generously of her time and expertise to the Business Law Section. Though her service and writing, she has educated business lawyers across the state and made us better lawyers,” said Business Law Section Chair Anastasia Rockas (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom). “We are pleased to recognize her many and varied contributions with this award.”

Scott has been involved with the state bar association for many years, serving as a section member, chair of the Banking Law Committee, chair of the Business Law Section, member of the Business Law Section Executive Committee, a delegate from the Business Law Section to the House of Delegates and as chair of the Sections Caucus.

Scott has spent much of her career on bank regulatory issues involving both domestic and international financial institutions. In addition, she has expertise in related areas such as anti-money laundering, fintech, and payment systems and consumer financial privacy. She received her undergraduate degree from Villanova University and her law degree from American University College of Law.

Honoring attorneys who render extraordinary service to the public and the profession is part of NYSBA’s Annual Meeting tradition. The 145th Annual Meeting will focus on more than 65 different topics from Jan. 18 to 28. Subjects include Law and Ethics during the Pandemic: Individual Rights vs the Common Good; New York State’s Surprise Billing Law Against the Backdrop of the Federal No Surprises Act; New York Energy Leadership: Can NY Become a Hub for the Energy Industry?; and Prosecutors and the Color of Justice: The Role of the Prosecutor in Reforming the Criminal Justice System.

The Presidential Summit on Thursday, Jan. 20, will focus on two of the leading social justice and civil rights matters of the day: a reevaluation of the #MeToo Movement, and the intersection of transgender rights and sports. Attorney General Letitia James will provide the keynote address.

Other featured speakers at the Annual Meeting include Court of Appeals Judge Anthony Cannataro; Lily Batchelder, assistant secretary for tax policy, Department of the Treasury; and retired Court of Appeals Judge Leslie Stein, director of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School.

For more information on NYSBA’s Annual Meeting, click here. Media are invited to most virtual programs but please notify Susan DeSantis at [email protected] or 201-575-5756 and Brandon Vogel at [email protected] or 518-487-5644.

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.


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