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Scott E. Gant

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Scott Gant is a Partner in Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP's Washington, DC office. His main practice areas include commercial litigation, class actions (for plaintiffs and defendants), antitrust and constitutional law, at the trial and appellate levels. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School, where he will teach a constitutional law seminar in Spring 2010.

Mr. Gant's recent and ongoing matters include: defense of Delta Air Lines in federal antitrust class actions; defense of Bank of New York Mellon in a class action asserting breach of contract and torts claims related to BNYM's securities lending business; representation of a plaintiff class in breach of contract claims against an Ohio bank; defense of DuPont and Pioneer Hi-Bred against federal and state antitrust class actions; co-lead counsel for Class Plaintiffs in an antitrust and patent case against Hoffmann-La Roche and Applera ($33 million settlement approved in December 2008); representation of American Express in antitrust litigation against Visa, MasterCard and several of their member banks; representation of Broadcom in litigation against Qualcomm involving antitrust and related claims; defense of AT&T/Southwestern Bell Telephone against monopolization claims brought in Texas state courts and in federal court in Oklahoma; defense of Northwest Airlines in federal antitrust class actions; and representation of the New York Jets in litigation against Cablevision related to the Jets' effort to build a stadium and convention center on the West Side of Manhattan. He also prepared an amicus brief for members of Congress in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Second Amendment case decided by the United States Supreme Court in June 2008.

Mr. Gant graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in 1991, and cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Gant has written numerous scholarly articles (listed below), and also published opinion pieces in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor and Huffington Post.

In June 2007, Simon & Schuster's Free Press published Mr. Gant's first book, We're All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age.

Mr. Gant serves as an arbitrator for the District of Columbia Bar's Attorney/Client Arbitration Board and on the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Gavel Awards. He also served for many years on the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation Book Publishing Board.

He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania (inactive) and numerous federal courts.

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995
Wesleyan University, B.A., with honors, 1991

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