Scott A. Meyers serves as Akerman’s Managing Partner. In this role, he oversees the firm’s day-to-day operations across Akerman’s 24 offices and works with firm leadership to create and implement enterprise-wide initiatives.
Prior to being named Managing Partner in May 2018, Scott founded the firm’s Chicago office and served as its Office Managing Partner, a term which saw the office grow more than seven-fold since opening in February 2014.
Scott’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation of business disputes involving securities, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and unfair competition, with a client emphasis on hedge funds, investment advisers, private debt and equity funds, money managers, and insurance brokerage companies.
Scott has represented institutional and individual clients in significant litigation matters around the country, including cases involving multimillion-dollar mortgage-backed securities investments, complex hedging transactions with synthetic derivatives, misappropriation of corporate trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of restrictive covenants, antitrust, corporate raiding, and patent infringement.
He has also represented a number of public and private companies, senior corporate executives, investment advisers, and hedge funds in a variety of securities fraud matters, including direct liability cases, derivative actions, and class actions involving insider trading, accounting fraud, earnings management, and market timing.
Scott has represented clients throughout the country in federal and state jury trials, bench trials, TRO hearings, preliminary injunction hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. In addition, Scott has represented clients in investigations and regulatory proceedings involving the SEC, the Department of Justice, the New York Attorney General, the NYSE, the NASD, and FINRA, as well as various state securities regulators.
Scott is a frequent speaker on litigation and hedge fund topics and is sought after for his opinions by the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Barron’s, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News and World Report, BusinessWeek, and The Washington Post.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1991, cum laude
- B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1988, cum laude
Bar Admissions : Illinois; New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- The Chicago Inn of Court, Master of the Bench, 2016-2017
- Park District of Highland Park, President
- American Bar Association, Member
- Federal Public Defender Program, Chicago, IL, Past Participant
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