Scévole de Cazotte is senior vice president of international initiatives at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). His responsibilities include the strategic development and management of ILR’s advocacy efforts to address litigation and liability issues in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region. De Cazotte runs ILR’s Coalition to Curb Global Forum Shopping, which fights the export of U.S. litigation-style features—particularly class actions—to other countries, as well as the import of foreign-based claims to the U.S. through the Alien Tort Statute and other legal avenues. In addition, he leads ILR’s global initiative to stem the growth of the third party litigation financing industry.
Before joining ILR, de Cazotte was senior policy director in the U.S. Chamber’s International Division. There he defined and implemented trade and regulatory policies for Europe, the European Union (EU), and transatlantic business relations. His portfolio included Europe, Turkey, and the former Soviet Union republics. De Cazotte also worked on global matters, including the G8, intellectual property rights, and World Trade Organization-related matters.
Previously, de Cazotte was with the law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., where he was part of the international regulatory practice group, with a concentration on EU matters, and the international aviation, defense, and aerospace practice group.
He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, of French-American parents and was raised in Paris, France. He studied law and East Asian studies at the University of Paris and international relations at American University and Georgetown University.
De Cazotte is married and has two children. He lives in McLean, Virginia, and travels frequently abroad wherever his work leads him.