David R. Scott


  • Who’s Who Legal: Competition (2015-2023)
  • Benchmark Litigation – Highly Recommended (2013-2015)


David R. Scott is the Managing Partner of the Scott+Scott enterprise with offices in New York, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, California, Connecticut, Virginia, Arizona and Ohio. Mr. Scott represents multinational corporations, hedge funds, and institutional investors in high-stakes, complex litigation, including antitrust, commercial, and securities actions.

In addition to managing the Firm’s lawyers worldwide, Mr. Scott advises some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in cartel damages and other complex matters. He has been retained to design corporate policies for the global recoupment of losses, and transatlantic private enforcement programs.

He currently represents multinational companies and hedge funds in cases involving, among other things, price-fixing in the trucks, foreign exchange, high voltage power cables, cardboard, and payment card sectors.

In addition to his extensive competition law work, Mr. Scott has also taken the lead in bringing claims on behalf of institutional investors, such as sovereign wealth funds, corporate pension schemes, and public employee retirement funds. For example, he has been retained to pursue losses against mortgage-backed securities trustees for failing to protect investors. He also represented a consortium of regional banks in litigation relating to toxic auction rate securities (“ARS”) and obtained a sizable recovery for the banks in a confidential settlement. This case represents one of the few ARS cases in the country to be successfully resolved in favor of the plaintiffs.

Mr. Scott is frequently quoted in the press, including in publications such as The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, and Law360. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences around the world and before Boards of Directors and trustees responsible for managing institutional investments.


  • Dahl v Bain Capital Partners, No. 1:07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.) ($590.5 million settlement)
  • Red Lion Medical Safety v. Ohmeda, No. 06-cv-1010 (E.D. Cal.)