Joseph B.Sconyers (Joe)


Boston + 1.617.449.6901

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.


  • U.S. Bank National Association acquires Debt Servicing and Securities Custody Services client portfolio of MUFG Union BankJones Day represented U.S. Bancorp, a bank holding company and the parent company of commercial bank U.S. Bank National Association, in its acquisition of the Debt Servicing and Securities Custody Services client portfolio of MUFG Bank N.A., a subsidiary of holding company MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
  • GMAC Mortgage defends against Unfair and Deceptive Practices lawsuitJones Day is representing GMAC Mortgage LLC in unfair and deceptive practices claims brought by the Attorney General of Massachusetts under Chapter 93A arising out of certain mortgage foreclosures carried out on behalf of GMAC LLC.
  • Gillette obtains dismissal of trade secret actionJones Day recently obtained dismissal of a claim against The Gillette Company, a subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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