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Scott Danner Named a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal


NEW YORK—Scott Danner, partner at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, has been named one of only 25 2021 Litigation Trailblazers by The National Law Journal. His profile is available here.   

Scott has been involved in some of the nation’s most significant disputes—from RMBS litigations stemming from the 2008 financial crisis, to billion-dollar antitrust cases, to Madoff Ponzi scheme lawsuits. He recently represented Valassis, a MacAndrews & Forbes company, as plaintiff in a jury trial against News Corp. and its subsidiaries alleging federal and state antitrust violations, unfair competition, and tortious interference. The case ultimately settled confidentially. He has also conducted internal investigations for leading public companies and defended individual and corporate clients in criminal and regulatory proceedings.

Working alongside the Office of the Appellate Defender, Scott recently 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, in a ruling that recognizes important limits on the state’s ability to charge individuals with the crime of enterprise corruption. Scott’s work in that case is one of his many contributions to HSG’s extensive pro bono practice, in which he regularly represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal. 

Scott is the sixth HSG partner to be named a Litigation Trailblazer. HSG’s four co-founders—Hon. Richard Holwell, Michael Shuster, Daniel Goldberg, and Dorit Ungar Black—have been previously recognized on the list, in addition to partner Jayme Jonat.

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