Scott Meyers serves as the office managing partner of Akerman's Chicago office. Scott focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, and employment disputes in the securities and financial services industries, with a particular emphasis on hedge funds, investment advisers, and money managers.
Scott represents institutional and individual clients in connection with significant litigation matters around the country, including cases involving multimillion-dollar mortgage-backed securities investments, complex hedging transactions with synthetic derivatives, misappropriation of corporate trade secrets, unfair competition, corporate raiding, and patent infringement. He has also represented a number of public and private companies, senior corporate executives, investment advisers, and hedge funds in a variety of securities fraud matters, including direct liability cases, derivative actions, and class actions involving insider trading, accounting fraud, earnings management, and market timing. Scott has represented clients throughout the country in federal and state jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations. In addition, Scott has represented clients in investigations and regulatory proceedings involving the SEC, the Department of Justice, the New York Attorney General, the NYSE, the NASD, as well as various state securities regulators.
Scott is a frequent speaker on securities and hedge fund topics and is sought after for his opinions by the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Barron's, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News and World Report, BusinessWeek, and The Washington Post.