In August 2018, LL Funds retained Scott Powers of Cogent Legal Services, LLC (a captive law firm) for legal services. Mr. Powers started his career in the business department at Dechert LLP in their M&A and corporate and securities practice groups. After Dechert, Mr. Powers spent 12 years at Actua Corporation. Most recently, as a Managing Director and Assistant General Counsel, he supervised Actua’s legal and corporate governance functions and was instrumental in the evaluation, structure, negotiation and execution of complex corporate and commercial transactions, as well as Actua’s regulatory and securities laws compliance. Mr. Powers holds a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he was an editor of the Temple Law Review.