Scott Martin spent over 25 years principally on the defense side of the bar, playing a significant role in many of the largest antitrust class action cases of the past two decades and negotiating resolutions of numerous governmental investigations and actions for corporate clients. In 2015, he joined Hausfeld, continuing his corporate counseling and advocacy practice but focusing on claimants’ litigation. Scott has been recognized for years as one of the leading antitrust litigators in New York and the country by every notable ranking organization, including The Best Lawyers in America (Antitrust Law and Litigation – Antitrust), Chambers USA Guide, Legal 500, International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and Super Lawyers, among others. Clients, colleagues, and adversaries have referred to Scott as a “terrifically talented and surefooted litigator” and “an astute operator who always adds value to proceedings” while also serving as a “business oriented lawyer who looks to see what the overall issues are and determines how best to approach the representation of those interests, including common sense approaches to exit strategies where feasible.” Scott’s practice extends to bench and jury trials in both federal and state courts, involving both concerted and unilateral conduct. He has litigated proceedings ranging from direct and indirect purchaser class actions to parens patriae and qui tam cases. His counseling experience reaches across a broad range of industries and covers pricing, distribution, competitive intelligence, joint ventures, and non-compete agreements, among other competition issues, and he has designed antitrust compliance programs for some of the world’s largest corporations. Scott is a frequent lecturer and panelist who has also published practical advice on a range of antitrust topics. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of Antitrust Law Developments (Seventh) and Competition Law360 for many years, Scott is a co-editor (along with Irving Scher of Hausfeld) of the multi-volume treatise Antitrust Adviser, and a contributor to numerous other books. He is a current member of the Council of the ABA Section of Antitrust (having previously served as co-chair of the Trial Practice Committee, among other positions) and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. Having adopted New York City as his home for over 20 years, Scott is a business owner in Manhattan and also serves on the Board of Directors of WHEDco, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to housing and improving opportunities for residents of the Bronx.
In this legal podcast Scott Martin talks about his switch from defense to plaintiff work and how the new administration will affect the future of the plaintiffs’ antitrust bar.
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