Attorney Profile:

Jeff E. Scott

Jeff E. Scott: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Jeff E. Scott handles sophisticated litigation matters and has served as lead trial counsel for clients in many cases tried before judges, juries and arbitrators. Jeff is the managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Executive Committee.

For many consecutive years, Jeff has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers magazine as a top commercial and class action defense attorney, and he has consistently been rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Concentrations

•Class Action and Unfair Competition Defense
•Entertainment and Intellectual Property Litigation
•Complex Commercial Litigation
•Partnership and Corporate Disputes
•Real Estate Litigation
•Alternative Dispute Resolution

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Co-Author, Key Class Action Takeaways From Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, Law360, January 17, 2017
•Co-Author, Arbitration Loophole Exposed, Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 22, 2013
•Co-Author, California's Expanding Unfair Competition Law, Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 19, 2013
•Co-Author, In Key Decision, Supreme Court Applies 'Rigorous Analysis' to FRCP 23(b)(3) Class Determination in Reversing Class Certification Based on Lack of Showing that Damages Can Be Measured on Classwide Basis , GT Alert, April 1, 2013
•Quoted, High Court's CAFA Ruling Carries Dangers for Defendants, Law360, March 19, 2013
•Co-Author, Don't Wait to Refine Boilerplates , Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 30, 2012
•Co-Author, Concepcion's Inconsistent Application, Daily Journal, August 24, 2012
•Co-Author, California Appellate Court Holds that FAA Preempts CLRA Prohibition Against Class Action Waivers , GT Alert, August 13, 2012
•Quoted, Roundtable: Class Action, California Lawyer, August 2010

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America
•Commercial Litigation, 2010-2017
•Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2011-2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006, 2011-2016
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Commercial Litigation, 2015-2016
•Listed, Variety, Legal Impact Report, 2015
•Featured, Los Angeles Business Journal, Who's Who in L.A. Law, 2007
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV , AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

09.06.16 Greenberg Traurig Fellow's Work at Bet Tzedek Serves L.A. Transgender Community

08.16.16 29 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

08.19.15 26 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

06.15.15 12 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Legal 500 United States Guide

06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.04.15 Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles Office Raises Over $11,000 Toward Food From the Bar Campaign

04.14.15 Variety Legal Impact Report Selects Four Greenberg Traurig Attorneys

08.27.14 23 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America

08.21.13 24 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Published Articles

01.17.17 Key Class Action Takeaways From Briseno v. ConAgra Foods

08.30.12 Don't wait to Refine Boilerplates

08.24.12 Courts of Appeal inconsistent when applying Concepcion

04.13.12 Unsinking Mr. Kingley's Titanic (subscription)

10.01.05 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: The Defendant's View

Alerts

08.11.16 Split California Supreme Court Holds that without Express Agreement, Classwide Arbitrability is not a 'Gateway Issue' that must be Decided by the Court

11.12.14 Ninth Circuit Clarifies Preclusive Effect of Private Class Action Settlement on Attorney General Enforcement Action

05.31.13 Antitrust Quarterly, Spring 2013

04.01.13 In Key Decision, Supreme Court Applies 'Rigorous Analysis' to FRCP 23(b)(3) Class Determination in Reversing Class Certification Based on Lack of Showing That Damages Can Be Measured On Classwide Basis

08.13.12 California Appellate Court Holds that FAA Preempts CLRA Prohibition Against Class Action Waivers

07.01.03 Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

(Also at San Francisco Office)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.586.7715  Phone
310.586.7800  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Jeff-E-Scott
University Attended:
Government, Wesleyan University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Admission:
1986, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF)
•Board Member, Public Counsel, Board of Directors
•Chair, State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Annual Symposium Committee
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Association of Business and Trial Lawyers
•Member, Century City Bar Association
•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
•Member, Volunteers in Parole (organization assisting youth in their transition from juvenile facilities back into the community)

Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., November 6, 1961
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Litigation: Represented major music label in federal court jury trial involving claims of copyright infringement and for violation of Lanham Act. After two week trial, judge granted Rule 50 motion.; Tried to jury and obtained full defense judgment for major motion picture studio on claims seeking many millions of dollars for alleged tortious interference with contracts.; Tried Lanham Act case to verdict and obtained national product recall for brand distributor Brown Forman Corporation against Constellation Brands.; Published opinion confirming that defendants not liable under California's unfair competition statute or under the Lanham Act for reverse passing off for failing to credit the alleged author and editor of a motion picture. Williams v. UMG Recordings, Inc ., 281 F. Supp. 2d 1177 (C.D. Cal. 2003).; Obtained precedent-setting decision in Federal Court in a test of liability for publication of third party material on the Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The court ruled that the company was not liable for copyright infringement. Hendrickson v. EBay, Inc., etc., et al ., 165 F.Supp.2d 1082 (2001).; Complete defense award in arbitration for multinational manufacturer in arbitration brought by major customer seeking to avoid contractual purchase obligations.; Multi-million arbitration award for claimant based on breach of obligations to allow claimant to fulfill multi-million dollar contract in China.; Defended division of public company client in regulatory action against state of California, resulting in trial victory declaring the challenged state action null and void and invalid.; Defend publicly traded corporations in consumer class action and unfair competition litigations.; Obtained dismissal at pleadings stage on putative national class actions filed against major motion picture studios.; Obtained dismissal on pleadings of putative national class action alleged against entertainment company.; Defeated class certification for multiple clients in a variety of consumer fraud cases.; Prevailed on motion to dismiss (no leave to amend) in Lanham Act case brought by rock band against major country music star and a televised shopping network.; Represented major brands in trademark litigation matters.; Defended corporate clients in complicated trade secret and unfair competition cases.; Represented high-profile music songwriters, performers, producers and record labels in a variety of copyright, touring, record contract, right of publicity and other disputes.; Represented owners, developers and sellers in various contractual disputes related to the purchase, sale and use of commercial real property.; Prosecuted and defended sophisticated litigation arising in context of partnership and corporate dissolutions.
ISLN:
903895062

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 2 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Marketing Partner on 12/06/11 in Business Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Marketing Partner on 12/06/11 in Commercial Litigation

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