It is with great sadness that I acknowledge today the passing of Scott Spector, who died last week from injuries he sustained in a biking accident. Scott was a very important part of our community for many years, participating in so many of our programs and contributing to our publications for the benefit of our members. Scott was truly a legend in the area of executive compensation and employee benefits law, having practiced for many years at Fenwick, where he was partner emeritus.
As this Fenwick tribute notes, Scott was not only an extraordinary lawyer, but also a great friend and mentor:
Scott created a legacy at Fenwick through his practice, but his greatest impact is felt through his friendship, charisma, and adventurous spirit.
Scott was an exceptional lawyer and devoted friend. He embodied the very essence of Fenwick, always putting people first and serving as a loyal and supportive colleague and mentor. He was magnetic and funny, had an infectious laugh, and was a fearless adventurer who lived life with passion and without regrets.
Scott will be remembered for his selfless leadership and capacity for friendship. His aptitude for making connections influenced every relationship around him. The care and attention he poured into his relationships made everyone he touched feel singularly special. Almost every day, he would rally colleagues to go to lunch, helping forge connections that moved beyond collegial pleasantries and into genuine compassion and support. He enriched the lives and relationships of everyone, simply by knowing him.
Scott was that unique sort of person that I always learned something new from whenever I spoke with him. He was always generous with his time, and was the master of explaining complex issues and “seeing around corners” whenever a new issue emerged. I always enjoyed talking with Scott about cars and his exciting travel schedule. Scott was a great friend to so many in our community, and I know that we will feel his loss deeply.
Our condolences go out to Scott’s wife Holly and their children Stephanie and Melanie, as well as to all of Scott’s many friends and colleagues.
– Dave Lynn