Scott Parven

Partner @ Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Scott ParvenScott D. Parven, partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, is a strategist and communicator operating at the intersection of politics, policy and global issues with a special focus on clients from Asia and Latin America. He works closely with high-ranking officials of sovereign governments and C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies to craft solid messaging; build brand awareness; and develop targeted, effective networks to advance and protect his clients’ interests.

For his entire career, Mr. Parven has been affiliated with centrist Democrats and has developed close associations with members of Congress and staff, driving market-based solutions to challenges in global economics and trade.

He handles high-stakes matters involving international trade agreements; legislative activity in the U.S. Congress; licensing for commercial activity in key markets; and connecting with influential Washington players who impact how and where business gets done. He holds a distinguished record of government relations success on behalf of some of America’s most well-known corporations.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Parven held numerous senior positions in the corporate sector. He was the founder and president of Parven Pomper Strategies (PPS) Inc., an award-winning boutique law firm; served as chief of staff for the chairman of Aetna International and as head of international public policy at Aetna, where he helped the company transform into a global financial services leader through his work with foreign governments, the U.S. Congress, the White House and other dignitaries; and served as chair of global public policy at a global 100 law firm. While at Aetna, he earned the firm’s most distinguished award for executives—Aetna Chairman’s Award for Extraordinary Service for his successes in establishing public-private partnerships across the globe.

Mr. Parven is a member of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council board of directors at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an advisory board member at the Caribbean Educational & Baseball Foundation, an advisory board member at the Washington National Dream Foundation and on the board of trustees at the Rett Syndrome Foundation.

Mr. Parven has been recognized by The Hill as a Top "Hired Gun" lobbyist every year for the past decade and is widely recognized by other publications for his excellence in government relations.