Scott Martin is the founding partner of Hausfeld LLP's New York office, has played a major role in defending many of the largest antitrust class action cases of the last two decades, and has negotiated resolutions of numerous regulatory investigations and actions on behalf of corporate clients. He has been consistently recognized for years as one of the leading antitrust litigators in New York and the country by every significant ranking organization, including The Best Lawyers in America (Antitrust Law and Litigation - Antitrust), among others. Clients, colleagues, and adversaries have referred to Scott as a “terrifically talented and surefooted” litigator” and “an astute operator who always adds value to proceedings” while also serving as a “business-orientd lawyer who looks to see what the overall issues are and determines how best to approach the representation of those interests, including common sense approaches to exit strategies where feasible.”
Scott’s practice extends to bench and jury trials in both federal and state courts, complex federal multidistrict actions, class actions involving direct and indirect purchasers, parens partial cases, FTC and DOJ investigations as well as other regulatory actions, and qui tam litigation. He also has two decades of counseling experience across a broad range of industries on pricing, distribution, competitive intelligence, joint ventures, and non-compete agreements, among other competition issues, and has designed antitrust compliance programs for some of the world’s largest corporations.
Scott is a frequent lecturer and panelist who has also published practical advice on various antitrust topics. In addition to serving on the Editorial Board of Antitrust Law Developments and Competition Law360, Scott is a co-editor (along with Irving Scher of Hausfeld) of the fifth edition of the multi-volume treatise Antitrust Adviser, and has authored the New York State chapter of the ABA's state antitrust treatise for each of the past three editions. Scott is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, and he has long been active in the leadership of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law (including having serve as chair of the Trial Practice Committee and the Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee, among other positions).