Joe Sconyers has helped major financial institutions identify and navigate evolving legal and regulatory risk for more than 15 years. His practice emphasizes advising clients concerning disputes and regulatory inquiries involving complex financial transactions. Joe has extensive experience with structured finance transactions backed by various consumer and commercial assets. His litigation and advisory work in this area covers thousands of complex financings.
Joe has advised boards of directors, board committees, and corporate directors and officers in shareholder disputes and in internal and regulatory investigations. 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 to enforce nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements through expedited litigation.
Joe has an active pro bono practice focused on representing children and families in immigration removal proceedings, including through the Firm's Border Project.
Second Circuit Holds That Certain Private Student Loans May Be Dischargeable Under Section 523(a)(8)(A)(ii)
Litigation and Regulatory Considerations and Risks for Financial Market Participants in a Post-Pandemic Society
- 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)