For 15 years, Joe Sconyers has represented global financial institutions on a broad range of securities matters. Since the credit crisis, his practice has emphasized advising clients concerning disputes, regulatory inquiries, and strategic transactions involving structured financial products. Joe has extensive experience with legacy and post-crisis securitizations backed by various consumer and commercial financial assets. His litigation and advisory work in this area covers well over 1,000 securitization transactions.
In addition to his structured finance experience, Joe has advised boards of directors, board committees, and corporate directors and officers in shareholder disputes, internal and regulatory investigations, and litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions. He also has represented global accounting firms in connection with securities-related regulatory inquiries and client disputes. He has successfully represented clients seeking to enjoin misappropriation of trade secrets and other intellectual property and to enforce nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements through expedited litigation.
Prior to law school, Joe worked for a series of venture-backed high-tech companies, principally in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC: Solicitor General Recommends Against Certiorari but Explains Flaws in the Second Circuit's Controversial Decision
Madden 2016: U.S. Supreme Court Calls for the Views of the Solicitor General in Case with Significant Implications for the Consumer Debt Market
- January 29, 2013
Litigating and Winning Against the SEC in a Financial-Crisis-Era Complex Case, panel moderator, Boston Bar Association
- January 25, 2012
Strategies for Securing an Entry-Level Attorney Position in 2012, Boston Bar Association
- University of Connecticut (J.D. with high honors 2006; Associate Editor, Connecticut Law Review; Moot Court Board); Boston College (B.A. 2001)
- Massachusetts; New York; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, and Ninth Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
"Up & Coming Lawyer," 2013 Excellence in the Law recipient, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Named a "Massachusetts Rising Star" in the areas of securities litigation, business litigation, and banking by Super Lawyers (2013-2018)
- Intern to Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (Summer 2004)