"I just watch over these laborers, trying to keep them safe. I am as fair as I can in deciding whom they hire and when they work. I have no idea why these men wish me harm. Do they think I am a wealthy man? Ha ha..."
―Lawson to Shay Cormac before being attacked by Assassins.[src]

Scott Lawson was a labor overseer in New York City during the mid-18th century.

During the French and Indian War, the newly-promoted Lawson unwittingly worked against the Colonial Assassins' interests, contrary to the Brotherhood's expectations. A group of Assassins was sent to kill him in public and frighten the people of New York into submission, but this attempt was foiled by the Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Cormac.