Scott is the complete trial lawyer package, fusing rigorous legal scholarship and writing with practical litigation experience. Scott is a cum laude graduate of U.C.L.A. and Harvard Law School. After Harvard, Scott began his career in the New York office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (currently Dentons). Scott cut his teeth as a trial attorney as an AUSA in California's Southern District. In over five years with the U.S. Attorney's office, Scott ran criminal prosecutions, trials and appeals. Scott's felony trial record stood at an impressive 10 - 0. As an appellate attorney, Scott argued successfully several times before the Ninth Circuit.
Scott's time as an AUSA provided invaluable litigation fundamentals that have carried over to his current intellectual property and internet law practice. Scott understands how to effectively work up a case. This involves putting together comprehensive discovery plans, interviewing percipient and expert witnesses and securing digital evidence that is admissible at trial or in support of summary judgment. Most importantly, Scott is no stranger to judges and juries and understands how to effectively present a case to both.
After his time with the US Attorney's Office, Scott joined Erik Syverson's digital media practice group at a well-known Los Angeles litigation boutique. After one year together, Scott followed Erik's practice group move to Raines Feldman, LLP. At Syverson, Lesowitz & Gebelin, LLP, Scott handles copyright and trademark infringement cases in addition to data breach matters. Scott's background as a computer programmer has been an important asset in numerous victories including a recent high dollar settlement for copyright infringement committed by a Chinese video game company.
Scott heads the firm's cyber-crime defense practice. Scott defends criminal charges brought under various state and federal statutes including CAN-SPAM and the CFAA. Scott has also aided many of our clients in presenting criminal complaints to federal and state prosecutors. Furthermore, due to our international client base, Scott has handled many jurisdictional battles.
Finally, after retaining our firm for intellectual property and digital media matters, many of our clients use our firm for general litigation. Among such matters, Scott has represented corporations in civil RICO actions. Additionally, Scott has represented a number of investment funds in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matters across the country, including Illinois, New York and Texas. Scott is licensed and actively practices in all federal and state courts of New York and California.
J.D., Harvard Law School
University of California, Los Angeles
New York State Bar
California State Bar