Scott D'Angelo

Scott D'Angelo

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Scott D'Angelo is a member of Baker McKenzie's International and Commercial practice in Chicago. Prior to joining the Firm, Scott was vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer for Fortune Brands Home Security, providing strategic leadership and guidance on a broad range of complex business transactions, regulatory compliance issues and corporate governance matters. Prior to this role, he served in a variety of different roles of increasing responsibility for McDonald's Corporation, including general counsel for McDonald's US west and east divisions and its Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa business unit. In each such role, Scott was a key member of the senior leadership team, providing guidance on international franchising matters, licensing and distribution transactions and international regulatory compliance. Scott also worked for more than seven years as a litigator in private practice, with an emphasis on commercial and employment litigation and arbitration matters, and has served as an adjunct professor at North Central College and John Marshall Law School, teaching Business Law and Legal Writing.

Practice Focus

Scott has a broad based business transactional practice focusing on complex cross-border corporate and commercial contract matters, with an emphasis on international franchising, licensing and distribution transactions, international mergers and acquisitions and international regulatory compliance. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • The Economic Club of Chicago
  • ABA Forum on Franchising - Member


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar) (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1998)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1998)
  • Illinois~United States (1997)
  • Michigan~United States (1996)


  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D. cum laude) (1996)
  • Michigan State University (B.A. cum laude) (1993)


  • English


Author, “Tell Your Story at Trial,” ABA Section of Intellectual Property Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2006

Co-author and speaker, “The Impact of Impact,” International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, Spring 2006


Speaker, "Acquiring or Investing in Foreign Companies," Transaction Advisors Chicago M&A Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September 2017

Speaker, “Controlling Litigation Costs, Alternative Fee Arrangements and Preservation of Documents,” Chicago, Illinois, July 2014

Speaker, “How to Set Up a Legal Department in a New Market from the Ground Up,” American Corporate Counsel Association Annual Meeting, October 2009

Speaker, “Trade Associations and the Attorney-Client Privilege,” Chicago Bar Association, May 2009