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Scott L. Beal

Mr. Beal is counsel in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Investment Management Group. His practice focuses on private funds work, with an emphasis on private equity. He advises clients on the formation and operation of private equity and other private investment funds, including hedge funds, credit funds, secondary funds, real estate funds, funds of funds and advisory platforms, as well as provide regulatory and compliance advice to private fund clients.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • A.B., Government, Harvard College, 1999
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2005

Professional History

  • Davis Polk, 2005-2010; since 2018
  • General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Coastland Capital, 2017-2018 
  • President, 2015-2017; General Counsel, 2013-2015, Bocage Capital
  • Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Chilton Investment Company, 2010-2012


  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    P: +1 212 450 4006
    F: +1 212 450 6131