B.A., McGill University; J.D., George Washington
Scott Gilmore practices international litigation, representing victims of human rights abuses, terrorism, environmental damage, and gross corporate misconduct at the global claimants firm Hausfeld LLP.
Professor Gilmore’s work addresses some of the most challenging issues in transnational civil litigation, from the domestic application of international law to jurisdiction through cyberspace. As lead counsel to the family of Marie Colvin, a war correspondent killed in 2012 by Syrian armed forces, he secured the first ever judgment against the Syrian government for violations of the law of armed conflict during the civil war, Colvin v. Syria.
Professor Gilmore represents Greta Thunberg and youth from around the world in the first climate-change case before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Sacchi et al., v. Argentina, et al. He represents survivors of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis in Roeder v. JPMorgan Chase, and represents Sudanese atrocity survivors in Kashef v. BNP Paribas, class action litigation against BNP Paribas for the bank’s admitted role in enabling the Sudanese government to evade U.S. sanctions at the height of the Darfur crisis.
Professor Gilmore has published on corporate responsibility under international humanitarian law, foreign sovereign immunity for torts committed through cyberspace, and common-law immunities for foreign officials. He has lectured and presented at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, the American Society of International Law, American Society for Legal History, UN Economic and Social Council, and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
He has been recognized as a leading plaintiff lawyer by Lawdragon and as “Lawyer of the Week” by The Times of London.
Prior to law school, Professor Gilmore was a professional musician, theater performer and co-founder of Le petit théâtre de l’absolu, a Franco-American performance troupe.