Keynote Speaker

Donald Scotten
Associate Academic Director, Graduate and International Programs, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law

Donald Scotten specializes in business law and business entity governance. He teaches business organizations, mergers & acquisitions, and introduction to the U.S. legal system at USC’s Gould School of law. He also serves as cousel for Akerman Senterfitt LLP. Previously, he was first vice president and senior counsel for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., and he also was a senior associate at Howrey LLP. He is chair of the California State Bar’s Partnership and Limited Liability Company Committee.

Additionally, he is a contributing editor to the Unincorporated Business Entities Law blog (, and is an article reviewer for the Journal of Legal Studies Education, which is published by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.