Scott Emery is a thoughtful and dedicated advocate, zealously yet measuredly advising and defending clients across a wide range of legal landscapes encompassing both complex civil litigation and criminal matters. His legal interests and experience include commercial transactions, corporate and banking fraud, entertainment law, First Amendment issues, professional liability, employment disputes, products liability matters, mass torts, white-collar crime and class actions. Scott regularly represents domestic and internationally-based clients in state and federal courts across the country.

Scott has favorably navigated numerous cases to verdict and through appeal, including recently achieving a defense verdict for a major international airline in a case with potential exposure of over $30 million in compensatory damages alone that the client resignedly had called “The Impossible Trial” due to the trial court’s having striken certain defenses and precluded all defense experts before Scott was brought in to assess and handle the situation.

Scott obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in English from UCLA. He clerked for the Honorable Linda H. McLaughlin in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3.7-pound Maltese, Falcon, in their East Village neighborhood, walking along the beaches on Siesta Key, or boating in the Gulf of Mexico. He also appreciates live music and avidly roots for the Detroit Lions.

Practice Highlights

Representative Matters

  • Prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the nation’s premier medical records retrieval company in a certified class action involving one of the largest medical providers in the State of New York.
  • Successfully represented Fortune 500 companies in countless mass tort litigations and trials with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in state and federal courts across the country.
  • Obtained a pre-certification dismissal (and successfully defended against the appeal) of a New York defamation-based class action initiated by former NYPD officers against the publisher of the New York Magazine article, “The Return of Superfly,” for alleged re-publications in the major motion picture American Gangster and other media.
  • Obtained a reversal on appeal of an eight-figure pre-discovery judgment ordered against a foreign central banking authority.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a New York legal malpractice action against a major national law firm.
  • Successfully resolved a certified California consumer class action with more than 300,000 class members on behalf of a major national medical records retrieval company.
  • Obtained a dismissal (and successfully defended against subsequent appeals) of a New York defamation action on behalf of an international bank and a major national law firm.
  • Favorably resolved a widely-reported case of alleged bribe receiving on behalf of a former executive of one of the top ten largest banks in the world.
  • Represented the former Attorney General of the State of New York on a successful motion to quash a subpoena issued to compel the former Attorney General to testify at the defamation trial in Steven Pagones v. Al Sharpton, et al., arising out of the Tawana Brawley saga.
  • Prevailed on a motion to remand a multi-million dollar New Jersey state court pharmaceutical injury action removed to federal court on fraudulent joinder grounds, favorably affecting hundreds of clients in similar actions throughout the United States.
  • Obtained a dismissal of all felony charges and a favorable resolution of a misdemeanor charge on behalf of the family member of a prominent international businessman and entrepreneur in a case of alleged attempted murder in New York.
  • Obtained orders of attachment of extraordinary value in state and federal courts in New York on behalf of a major international bank.
  • Obtained a ruling, on behalf of approximately 400 corporations, compelling plaintiffs to disclose bankruptcy trust-related documentary and written discovery in thousands of pending cases in the New York City Asbestos Litigation.