Scott D. Chaplin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Scott D. Chaplin is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Vista Outdoor Inc. Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products.
Prior to his role at Vista Outdoor, Scott served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2012-2015 for ATK, an aerospace, defense, and outdoor sports and recreation company. In this role, he had overall responsibility for the corporate legal function, including government contract oversight, regulatory compliance, ATK’s global sales team support, and oversight for product and intellectual property management.
Scott has expertise in developing, leading and advising on compliance and governance, acquisitions and investments, ethics, contracts, and pricing and procurements for defense and aerospace companies such as Stanley, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He worked for BAE Systems Information Technology, as Vice President and General Counsel. Scott also worked as an adjunct professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law and as an associate attorney for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Reed Smith LLP, both in Washington, D.C.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Juris Doctor degree from American University, Washington College of Law. He is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia bar associations and an arbitrator for the D.C. Bar Arbitration Board.