Jeffrey Scott is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Group. He represents leading global companies and financial institutions in securities, shareholder derivative, ERISA, banking and other complex commercial litigation, as well as regulatory and criminal investigations.
Mr. Scott has represented financial institutions, corporations, officers and directors in class actions around the country, including those involving LIBOR, Enron and HealthSouth. He also has represented financial institutions in various matters arising out of the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. He has represented corporations and financial institutions in a number of SEC and Department of Justice investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings involving allegations of securities fraud, money laundering, CFTC, OFAC and Bank Secrecy Act violations. Mr. Scott has represented, among others, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Barclays Bank plc, The Clearing House Association L.L.C., Goldman Sachs, Lloyds TSB Bank plc, M&T Bank, Microsoft, Philips Electronics, Safra National Bank of New York, Softbank and UBS.
Mr. Scott, like many of his colleagues at Sullivan & Cromwell, has done a significant amount of pro bono work during the course of his career. The New York Legal Aid Society recognized him in 2000, 2002, and 2005 for "outstanding pro bono service." In 2005, Mr. Scott argued and won an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversing the district court's denial of his pro bono client's habeas corpus petition.
Professional Activities and Community Involvement
Served as a member of the New York City Bar Association's Litigation Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee, Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee and Council on Judicial Administration