Our Team

T.W. (Bill) Baugh III

Distinguished Partner, Chief Operating Officer tw@fsc.legal

T.W. (Bill) Baugh III is an experienced executive and leader with a wide variety of professional experiences. He is an expert in corporate renewal and maximizing enterprise value. As an entrepreneur for the past fifteen years, he has generated returns in excess of 2,000 percent and has raised hundreds of millions across multiple companies both in healthcare and industrial businesses. He is well versed in both domestic and international operations. Bill has completed more than thirty acquisitions; nine startups, and more than forty integrations.

After graduating from the Washington State University with a degree in Finance and Accounting where he was also employed as a National Sales Representative for International Business Machines, Bill began his professional career as a Consultant for Touche Ross (now Deloitte).

Following his time at Deloitte, Bill moved on to the office of the CEO at Nucor Corporation during a period of rapid growth at Nucor with the company growing from $500 million in revenue to $5 billion, Bill progressed from an Analyst to the level of Vice President. While at Nucor, Bill obtained his MBA from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. After Nucor, he moved to Fisher Scientific (now Thermo Fisher) during a Thomas H. Lee Partners led leveraged buyout of the Company as the Group President of Global Laboratory Products. Bill led a number of initiatives at Fisher including development of a multi-billion dollar eCommerce platform and an extensive proprietary product portfolio in molecular, microbiological and analytical reagents, instrumentation, and pharmaceutical services.

Following Fisher, Bill began his career as an entrepreneur and CEO with a number of initiatives including development of a life science roll-up with a $100 million capital raise, taking private a specialty pharmaceutical business in Canada with a total return exceeding 2,300%, turn-around of an OTC business leading to a $200 million equity return and numerous successful start-ups and exits. He serves a Board member and strategic advisor to numerous enterprises.

During his career, Bill has an extensive background in complex litigation having managed cases from Superfund litigation to toxic torts to complex civil matters in his roles at Nucor, Fisher Scientific, Pelican Life Sciences and Theramed Corporation.

Bill enjoys spending time with his two adult children, Rachael and Ty, and his thirteen-year-old twins, Bernadette and Jackson. His hobbies include a passion for all things water, mountain biking, snow skiing, fitness, all sports, history, reading, wine, animals, international culture, theatre and the arts, and charitable endeavors primarily focused on mentoring and enhancing opportunities for children and the environment.

T.W. (Bill) Baugh III, Distinguished Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Shannon Conway, Managing Partner, Attorney at Law

Shannon Conway

Managing Partner, Attorney at Law sconway@fsc.legal

Shannon W. Conway attended Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law while working with Patton Boggs LLP as a secretary and, later, a law clerk. Upon earning her J.D. in 1999, Shannon began her steady rise to Litigation Partner in Patton Boggs’ Washington, D.C. and Dallas, TX Offices.

As an Associate and Partner with Patton Boggs’ litigation department, Shannon committed her practice primarily to insurance coverage litigation, securities litigation, commercial business disputes, white collar crimes and internal and government investigations, while also devoting a substantial part of her time representing individuals and non-profits in a pro bono capacity.

In 2014, Shannon joined Talcott Franklin P.C., which grew to over 20 senior attorneys licensed in 12 states, and ultimately became the Managing Shareholder of the firm.

Shannon is also a Professor at UNT Dallas College of Law, a new public law school founded in 2014 and located in the old Municipal Building in downtown Dallas. Shannon sought to join UNT Dallas College of Law because she so strongly believes in its mission to widen access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but lack realistic access to legal education.

Talcott Franklin

Founding Partner, Attorney at Law tal@fsc.legal

Talcott Franklin is an attorney, developer of educational programs, and author with a wide range of professional experiences. Tal specializes in mortgage and asset-backed securities/loan repurchase, intellectual property litigation and counseling, and securities and consumer fraud litigation.

After graduating from the University of Washington with a B.A. in sociology, Tal began his professional career as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor in the maximum-security unit of a juvenile detention facility operated by the state of Washington.

Following this, he earned his M.A. in sociology from the University of Washington and went on to attend Washington & Lee School of Law where he achieved his J.D., graduating magna cum laude. Following law school, Tal worked as an associate at Hunton & Williams where he represented survivors of sexual and physical abuse pro bono.

Tal received numerous awards and accolades for his service as he continued to advance his legal career, particularly in pro bono work. He has been featured on television, radio, and print media and is also the author or co-author of three legal treatises, two books on self-protection for young people, a book on helping incarcerated persons successfully transition back into society, and numerous articles.

In 2010, Tal started Talcott Franklin P.C., a boutique law firm with an international client base, before partnering with John Scott and Shannon Conway to build FSC in 2020.

Talcott Franklin, Founding Partner
D. Bryan Hughes, Of Counsel

D. Bryan Hughes

Of Counsel bryan@fsc.legal

Bryan Hughes is Of Counsel with Franklin Scott Conway. He is a lifelong Texan and the first member of his family to receive a bachelor’s degree. He attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler, receiving his BBA in Economics, cum laude, in 1992. He received his law degree in 1995 from Baylor University and then served as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Steger in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Since entering private law practice in 1997, he has focused on civil litigation as well as advising and representing entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes.

In 2002, Bryan was elected to represent District Five in the Texas House of Representatives, where he worked for the people of Camp, Morris, Rains, Smith, Titus, and Wood Counties and sat on the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Judiciary Committee, as well as the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.

Bryan was elected to the Texas Senate in 2016, where he currently represents the 800,000 people of Senate District One in Northeast Texas. He is Chairman of the Committee on State Affairs, Chairman of the Committee on Administration, and a member of the Committees on Education, Criminal Justice, and Natural Resources & Economic Development.

Bryan was chosen as the Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year in 2008 and was honored by the Judges of Texas with the Friend of the Judiciary Award in 2014. He also has received numerous awards for his work in the Legislature including Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Legislator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas’s Visionary Leadership Award, and the Defender of the American Dream from Americans for Prosperity.

Bryan is a trained Texas Mediator and a Fellow of the Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bryan is active in his local church, involved with various civic organizations, and a frequent speaker at community and charity events.

In his time away from the Senate and FSC, you can find Bryan playing his guitar, as well as brushing up on Texas and U.S. history.

John Scott

Founding Partner, Attorney at Law jscott@fsc.legal

John Scott’s practice areas include administrative and public law, antitrust, business, consumer, environmental, healthcare, insurance, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, oil, gas and energy resources, construction, public uility, finance, arbitration, and contracts.

John graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in economics before attending South Texas College of Law, where he earned his J.D.

John first established his national reputation when he won a landmark victory as a plaintiff’s attorney in 1998 with an award of more than $28 million in an asbestos case, the largest jury verdict in such a case in United States history. The National Law Journal recognized the award as one of the largest judgments in the United States that year.

In 2001, John tried the first HMO case in Texas under the state’s Healthcare Liability Law. His victory on behalf of the defendant was recognized by the National Law Journal as the National Healthcare Verdict of the Year and the National Verdict Win of the Month.

In 2012, John became Deputy Attorney General of Civil Litigation for the Texas AG’s Office. During that time, he spearheaded AG Greg Abbott’s efforts for a number of high-profile and international news-making cases. In addition, John served as Chairman for the State of Texas Medicaid Fraud Task Force.

Over the coming years, John continued to rise in Texas, taking over as the Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and later chairman of the Texas Department of Information Resources.

John Scott, Founding Partner, Attorney at Law

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