Scott Schreiber, founding Chair of the Securities Class and Derivative Litigation and Securities Enforcement and Litigation Practices,  is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience serving as lead trial counsel in defending against actions filed  in federal courts and administrative tribunals by the SEC, PCAOB and class and derivative action plaintiffs. He regularly represents corporations, directors, officers, board committees and accountants in civil litigation and business disputes, securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative and breach of fiduciary duty litigation, including actions related to M&A, public disclosures and accounting disputes. He also represents these clients in connection with regulatory, investigative, enforcement and criminal matters. He advises directors and special board committees in responding to shareholder litigation demands, in conducting independent investigations and in litigation arising out of such demands. Mr. Schreiber also focuses on litigating insurance coverage and bad faith cases and  representing foreign corporations, hedge funds, universities and limited partnerships.

He has also rendered public sector service, having been appointed as Special Counsel to the US Congress, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, and as Special Assistant Counsel to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He served as Law Clerk to the Hon. William H. Timbers, US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Experience

 

Perspectives

Accountants' Liability 2015: Confronting Enforcement and Litigation Risks
Supreme Court Clarifies Liability for Statements of Opinion Under Section 11 of the Securities Act
Arnold & Porter Advisory
Accounting Risks and Exposures in the International Arena

Accountants’ Liability 2014: Confronting Enforcement and Litigation Risks, ALI, Washington, DC

Auditing and Accounting Issues and Substantive Defense Strategies in SEC and PCAOB Proceedings

Accountants’Liability 2014: Confronting Enforcement and Litigation Risks, ALI, Washington, DC

D & O Insurance: The Latest Nuances in Coverage for Financial Institutions, the Impact of Bank Failures and the FDIC's Failed Bank Litigation,

Financial Institutions Insurance, Leading Underwriting, Claims and Coverage Strategies, ACI

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Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2016 for Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013-2015 for Litigation: Securities (DC)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009-2015 for Litigation: General Commercial (DC)
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Credentials

Education
  • BA, Bates College, cum laude
  • JD, Columbia Law School
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Activities
  • Co-Chair, Directors’ and Officers’ Subcommittee of the Professional Liability Litigation Committee, American Bar Association

  • President and Chairman, Board of Directors, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

  • Educator/Teacher, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, The Honorable William H. Timbers
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