Former Hogan Lovells Partner Brings 20 Years of Experience to Dispute Resolution Boutique May 2015 – Chaffetz Lindsey, a New York dispute resolution boutique, has announced that Scott Reynolds has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Reynolds had previously…Read More
Scott Reynolds is a business litigator. For more than 20 years, he has helped clients resolve a wide variety of disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has extensive experience representing clients in the financial services sector, and a substantial portion of his work has involved representing trustees, foreign insolvency administrators, creditors, and debtors in contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. Scott also frequently represents asset managers and investment professionals in post-employment disputes involving, among other things, contested equity stakes and deferred compensation.
Before joining Chaffetz Lindsey, Scott was a partner in Hogan Lovells’ New York Dispute Resolution group. He began his career at Rogers & Wells (which became Clifford Chance in 2000), where he worked with a number of the current Chaffetz Lindsey partners.
- Currently representing a secured lender in an action related to its use and liquidation of loan collateral.
- Currently representing an asset manager in an action to enforce a warrant and defend claims arising from a collateralized loan arrangement.
- Currently representing an international media conglomerate in connection with a disputed business acquisition.
- Currently representing multiple defendants in a putative defendant class action seeking to invalidate waterfall “flip clauses” as violative of the Bankruptcy Code.
- Currently defending a pension fund in an avoidance action to recover shareholder payments made in connection with a leveraged buyout.
- Successfully represented a REIT manager in a AAA arbitration brought by a former employee to recover disputed equity interests.
- Successfully represented a former private equity fund manager in an ICDR arbitration to recover unpaid carried interest distributions.
- Successfully represented debtors in bankruptcy court and in federal district court in connection with claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and unjust enrichment by and against former officers and directors of a distressed commercial real estate venture.
- Successfully defended current and former officers and directors of a publicly traded collectibles and auctions business in a securities class action, shareholders’ derivative action and SEC investigation relating to the collapse of its Spanish parent company.
- Successfully defended one of Canada’s largest oil and gas producers in defeating on summary judgment a putative class action asserting claims under the Alien Tort Statute.
- Successfully represented an indenture trustee pursuing noteholder claims against an insolvent issuer in multiple foreign and domestic proceedings, obtaining a judgment in excess of US$1 billion.
- Successfully defended a retail bank in a consumer class action related to overdraft fees, prevailing on a motion to dismiss the action.
- Successfully represented a major media company in defeating, on a motion to dismiss, copyright infringement claims in relation to a major motion picture franchise.
- “Laws of Unintended Consequences: Financial Crisis Leads to Securities Act Claims Against Financial Services Issuers” New York Law Journal (July 2009)
- Co-author, “American and Canadian Civil Actions Alleging Human Rights Violations Abroad by Oil and Gas Companies” Alberta Law Review (March 2008)
- “US Court Raises the Bar” International Financial Law Review (April 2007)
- “Foreign Issuers and US Courts, Beware the Long Arm of the Law” PLC (June 2006)
- Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995.
- Stony Brook University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1991.
- Admitted in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.