Licensed May 1983
University of Texas School of Law: J.D., August, 1982 (with Honors)
University of Texas at Austin: B.A. in Government/Pre-Law, 1978 (with Honors)
Unparalleled knowledge and experience relating to those places where technology and regulation intersect – and often collide – all the way up the protocol stack.
Clients include competitive communications companies, Internet service and application providers.
Focus on public law and regulation relating to telecommunications, computers, Internet, privacy, procurement, electric and gas utilities, economic regulation, consulting, governmental relations, and instruction and training to individuals, groups, companies and governmental agencies.
Past Contract Consumer Advocate (representing residential and small business consumers) with City of Austin Electric Utility (1994-1999). Former Regulatory Counsel for Texas ISDN Users Group and Texas Internet Service Providers Association.
PRIOR EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
Partner, McCollough Henry, PC, January 2009 to April 2017
Sole Proprietor, Law Offices of W. Scott McCollough, May, 2002 to January, 2009.
Shareholder, Stumpf, Craddock, Massey & Pulman, April 2000 to April, 2002.
Sole Shareowner, McCollough and Associates, P.C., July 1998 to 2000.
Sole Shareowner, W. Scott McCollough, P.C., August 1995 to July 1998.
Partner, Bledsoe, Brown, Evans & McCollough, April 1994 to April 1996.
Faculty member, Center for Lifelong Engineering Education, 1987 to 2002.
Instructor in “Telecommunications Management and Regulation” course for government and private industry voice and data network managers.
Chief, Public Agency Representation Section, Assistant Texas Attorney General, June 1984 to January, 1994. Represented State of Texas before regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over gas, telephone, water and electric utilities, and on appeal. Assisted and advised state agencies and local 9-1-1 emergency service providers in utility and network planning, purchasing, operation and interconnection. Represented agencies in billing and rating disputes with utilities. Served as regulatory counsel for General Services Commission and regulatory and general counsel for Advisory Commission on State Emergency Communications. Past Member, State Cogeneration Council and Relay Texas Advisory Council.
Associate, Bickerstaff, Heath & Smiley, May 1983 to June 1984.
Telecommunications, general/administrative/civil law.
Computer Operator, Contributing Editor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Biological Transport Lab, University of Texas at Austin, January 1979 to June 1984.
Researched medical, biological, chemical aspects of novel treatment for end-stage renal disease developed by Biological Transport Laboratory. Formulated, generated, computed and compiled mathematical modeling and analysis of data from nationwide testing program sponsored by National Institutes of Health.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Born: October 30, 1954, San Antonio, Texas
Service in U.S.M.C., Grade E-5, MOS 0351; Legal Clerk, Administrative Law Section, Staff Judge Advocate Office; Disabled Veteran; Honorable Discharge January 1976.