Scott B.Scheinberg

Associate

Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.7934

Scott Scheinberg practices as a litigator in federal and state courts, focusing on complex commercial and civil liability disputes and state attorneys general investigations. His experience includes fact and witness preparation, taking and defending depositions, drafting motions and briefs at the trial and appellate levels, assisting with national case management, representing clients at mediations, and drafting settlement agreements.

Scott has helped companies navigate a wide variety of investigations on topics ranging from environmental compliance to financial and accounting fraud. He has defended companies against civil and criminal investigations brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and state attorneys general. Scott also represents Experian, one of the three national consumer credit reporting agencies, in individual consumer credit litigation brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

As part of the Firm's commitment to pro bono initiatives, Scott actively participates in the Pro Se Pro Bono ADR Program in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he advises pro se litigants for purposes of alternative dispute resolution.

Scott serves on the board of directors of the Thelma Lovette YMCA, is the advisor to the Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter at Carnegie Mellon University, and is the president of Pittsburgh's University of Delaware Alumni Club.

Experience

  • Universities defend multidistrict putative class action litigation brought by former football playersJones Day is serving as lead counsel for all NCAA member institution defendants in a multidistrict litigation ("MDL") consolidating more than 500 putative class actions brought on behalf of former football players.
  • Prisoner obtains settlement in civil rights case against Pennsylvania Department of Corrections officersJones Day successfully represented plaintiff Robert Thomas against Pennsylvania Department of Corrections officers in an action alleging civil rights violations relating to an incident that took place at the State Correctional Institution in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
  • Bottler defeats class certification in Lanham Act lawsuit alleging false labeling and disparagement by indirect competitorJones Day has obtained denial of class certification in a first-of-its-kind Lanham Act indirect competitor putative class action lawsuit brought against a bottler.
  • Wells Fargo resolves derivative and putative class action claims alleging wrongdoing with respect to 272 residential mortgage-backed securities trustsJones Day successfully resolved three putative class actions filed by institutional investors in 272 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
  • UPMC defends lawsuit seeking to recoup $300 million in oncology reimbursement paymentsJones Day is defending the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) against a lawsuit filed by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer Highmark Inc. in September 2014 against UPMC and its subsidiary hospitals seeking to recoup $300 million in past oncology reimbursements.
  • UPMC prevails in trial before Commonwealth Court of PennsylvaniaJones Day won a bench trial on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC"), one of the nation's preeminent integrated healthcare systems.
  • Prisoner successfully resolves dispute against national health insurerAs a part of the Western District of Pennsylvania's Pro Se Pro Bono ADR Program, Jones Day successfully represented Kamaiyo Bullins against a national health insurer.
  • UPMC prevails before the Pennsylvania Supreme CourtFollowing a decision from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Jones Day led an expedited appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that resulted in a complete victory for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC"), one of the nation's preeminent integrated healthcare systems.
  • Wells Fargo obtains denial of class certification in RMBS trustee litigation alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in lossesJones Day represents Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in a putative class action alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in classwide losses to investors on notes issued by two residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) trusts for which Wells Fargo serves as trustee.
  • The Southern Company defends putative securities class action alleging violations of Section 10(b)Jones Day is representing The Southern Company and its directors and certain of its current and former officers in connection with a putative class action alleging, among other things, violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
  • UPMC resolves consumer class action alleging conspiracy to foreclose competitionJones Day defended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) against an antitrust consumer class action in which plaintiffs assert that UPMC and Highmark Inc. conspired to foreclose competition.
  • Wells Fargo defends against complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital Inc. alleging representations and warranties breachJones Day is representing Wells Fargo, National Association in a third-party complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., the mortgage loan seller of six RMBS trusts.
  • Additional Publications

    • September 28, 2018
      Newcomer tax: welcome to the neighborhood, Lawyers Journal

    Speaking Engagements

    • April 2020
      A Pittsburgh Foundation Series: Information for Nonprofits Navigating COVID-19
    • October 30, 2019
      University of Pittsburgh School of Law: ADR in the Federal Courts, Guest Lecturer
    • November 9, 2017
      Point Park University Culture in the Classroom: How the First Amendment Protects Students, Guest Lecturer
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