Jeff E. Scott - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Jeff E. Scott

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 310-586-7715

Jeff E. Scott handles sophisticated litigation matters and has served as lead trial counsel for clients in many cases tried before judges, juries and arbitrators. Jeff is the co-managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office and is Co-Chair of the firm's Class Action Group.

Wesleyan UniversityBA 1983University of MichiganJ.D. 1986

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Class action and unfair competition defense
  • Entertainment and intellectual property litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Partnership and corporate disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Regulatory investigations

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Significant Representations
  • Defended publicly traded corporations in defense of consumer class action and unfair competition litigations.
  • Represented owners, developers and sellers in various contractual disputes related to the purchase, sale and use of commercial real property.
  • Represented major motion picture studios in a variety of contractual disputes.
  • Represented major brands in trademark litigation matters.
  • Tried Lanham Act case to verdict and obtained national product recall for brand distributor Brown Forman Corporation against Constellation Brands.
  • Defended corporate clients in complicated trade secret and unfair competition cases.
  • Prosecuted and defended sophisticated litigation arising in context of partnership and corporate dissolutions.
  • Obtained precedent-setting decision in Federal Court in a test of liability for publication of third party material on the internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The court ruled that the company was not liable for copyright infringement. Hendrickson v. EBay, Inc., etc., et al., 165 F.Supp.2d 1082 (2001).
Part 2

  • Published opinion confirming that defendants could not be liable under California's unfair competition statute or under the Lanham Act for "reverse passing off" for failing to credit the alleged author and editor of a motion picture. Relying on a Supreme Court of the United States case, argued that a creative contributor is not entitled to claim lost credit under the Lanham Act because that claim only applies against the actual producer of the goods (i.e. the entity that manufactures the product and is entitled to credit as the producer/manufacturer). Williams v. UMG Recordings, Inc., 281 F. Supp. 2d 1177 (C.D. Cal. 2003).
  • Obtained dismissal at pleadings stage on putative national class actions filed against major motion picture studios.
  • Obtained dismissal on pleadings of putative national class action alleged against entertainment company.
  • Defeated class certification for major electronics company and publicly traded education company.
  • Obtained directed verdict after two-week jury trial in copyright infringement case, upheld on appeal at 9th Circuit.
  • Defended division of public company client in regulatory action against state of California, resulting in trial victory declaring the challenged state action "null and void" and "invalid."
  • Represented high-profile music songwriters, performers, producers and record labels in a variety of copyright, touring, record contract, right of publicity and other disputes.

Office Location

1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Other Information

Gender: Male