Scott A. Shaffer focuses his litigation practice in the areas of advertising, direct marketing, class action defense, and sports and entertainment law.
A significant portion of Scott’s practice is devoted to federal litigation, including defending class action lawsuits, Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General actions, and general contractual disputes. Scott also has worked extensively with Olshan’s direct marketing clients to ensure compliance with the myriad complex laws that regulate solicitation of consumers via telephone and email.
Scott has an impressive record defending consumer class action lawsuits and other mass litigations, including successfully obtaining dismissals at the pleading stage, denial of class action status, negotiating favorable settlements, and setting legal precedent.
He has defended consumer class action suits in federal and state court alleging a wide range of legal theories, including false advertising, “cramming” and other unauthorized charges, and telemarketing violations.
Scott is prominently involved in sports and entertainment law, particularly in the sport of boxing. In that arena, he represents boxing promoters, managers, individual boxers, and boxing-related entertainment and media businesses in New York, New Jersey, and nationwide.
Scott’s current and former clients include major fight promoters, such as Sauerland Events, Gary Shaw Productions, and DiBella Entertainment, and world champions Ricky Hatton, Cory Spinks, John Ruiz, and Kermit Cintron.
He has successfully worked to obtain title fights for his clients against Wladimir Klitschko, Bernard Hopkins and other world champions. On behalf of his clients, he has negotiated broadcasting and license deals with networks such as HBO, Showtime, and ESPN.
Long before he became a boxing lawyer, boxing was an integral part of Scott’s life. He was a sportswriter for years, covering boxing for The Ring magazine and serving as an officer of the Boxing Writers’ Association of America. Perhaps no other lawyer in the U.S. has the depth of knowledge, experience, and familiarity that Scott brings to the boxing industry.
Prior to joining Olshan, Scott was a partner at The Lustigman Firm.
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