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Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Promotes Scott Danner to Partner


New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP today announced that Scott Danner has been promoted to partner.

“Scott is a litigator who our clients want on their most sensitive and valuable matters,” said Richard Holwell, co-founder of the firm and former judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. “From shareholder actions to bankruptcy disputes and internal investigations, he brings great clarity of thought and judgment to high-pressure situations.”

Scott has been involved in some of the nation’s most high-profile and significant commercial disputes, ranging from RMBS litigations stemming from the 2008 financial crisis, to multibillion-dollar antitrust cases, to Madoff Ponzi scheme lawsuits.

A former law clerk to the Honorable Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Robert S. Smith of the New York Court of Appeals, Scott has secured multiple notable wins before New York’s highest court, including a landmark reinsurance decision. Last year, working alongside the Office of the Appellate Defender, he argued a closely-watched appeal to the New York Court of Appeals involving the state’s “mini-RICO” statute. His argument resulted in the unanimous reversal of his client’s conviction and dismissal of the indictment, and a ruling that places important limits on the state’s ability to charge individuals with the crime of “enterprise corruption.” Scott’s work in that case, People v. Jones, is one of his many contributions to HSG’s pro bono practice, in which he regularly represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal.

Scott has been recognized as a Rising Star by New York Metro Super Lawyers since 2018. He is a member of several bar associations and co-chairs the Appellate Courts Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association.

He graduated summa cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was awarded the Felix Frankfurter Prize, the school’s highest discretionary academic honor. Before joining HSG, Scott was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.


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