Scott McCoy | Denver

Managing Partner & General Counsel


Scott McCoy is General Counsel and Managing Partner of Cold Springs Partners. His work for the firm includes reviewing and managing the firm’s investment portfolio and working with clients on compliance investigations, commercial joint development agreements, providing legal and management advice, and advising board members on strategy and governance.

Following studies that included a year at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Scott received his Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Washington & Lee University in 1993. In 1996, Scott earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. After law school, he began work as Counsel for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Houston, Texas.

After five years at ExxonMobil, he worked as an Associate General Counsel for Thales USA, Inc. from 2001 to 2010, advising both its regional headquarters in Washington DC and global organization based in Paris, France. During this time, he was the compliance officer and legal manager of nine of the firm’s domestic and foreign affiliates, advising on a variety of topics including commercial contracts, risk management, and intellectual property.

From 2010 to 2016, Scott was Vice President, Secretary, and Compliance Officer for Siemens GT, Inc., a public sector and energy-focused affiliate of the global industrial conglomerate, Siemens AG.

After leaving Siemens GT, he focused on the operation of his own cattle farm in Bath County, Virginia which he had founded in 2006. Known as Cold Spring Farm, the operation focused on cattle, organic hay, and is now a luxury vacation rental adjacent to the George Washington National Forest.

In 2021, he was named the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Denver International Airport where he led a large team of lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants who worked on a variety of legal issues including aviation law, government affairs, employment law, environmental concerns, commercial contracts, and marketing.

He is a member of the Colorado and Texas Bar Associations. Outside work, he is an avid hiker, skier, cyclist and DJ as well as being an active community member and supporter of different causes including One Colorado and Equality Virginia.