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Scott is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Firm's Trial and Class Action Practice Group

Scott is a seasoned commercial litigator with nearly twenty years of experience, and he regularly appears in both state and federal courts across the United States.  He represents corporate clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation, including banking, RMBS litigation, intellectual property (patents and trademarks), and contract law.  He also frequently briefs and argues appeals in the Appellate Divisions of New York and New Jersey, and has obtained numerous favorable decisions on behalf of the Firm’s clients.

Prior to founding the Firm, Mr. Parker served as in-house counsel in the mortgage division at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., where he supervised outside counsel in hundreds of cases involving all aspects of mortgage-related litigation, including multiple class actions.  Mr. Parker also clerked in the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, formerly the Chief Judge.

Mr. Parker was selected to the New Jersey Law Journal’s inaugural Professional Excellence Award in the category of Individual Recognition for Mentorship.  He is also a member of the Committee on Appellate Practice, and the Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules, of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.

Representative Matters

  • Banking Litigation:  Represented JPMorgan in contested foreclosure action.  In JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Miodownik (N.Y. App. Div.), New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed the Supreme Court’s denial of the borrower’s motion to dismiss JPMorgan’s foreclosure complaint.  The First Department held that, pursuant to the September 25, 2008 Purchase and Assumption Agreement between JPMorgan and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, JPMorgan acquired the loans and loan commitments of Washington Mutual Bank from the FDIC as receiver – and that, pursuant to Section 2.5 of the P&A Agreement, JPMorgan did not assume WaMu’s liability associated with those loans.  See 937 N.Y.S.2d 192 (1st Dep’t 2012).
  • RMBS Litigation:  Represented JPMorgan in RMBS investor action.  In Nationwide Bank, FSB v. J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp., Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-09284 (S.D.N.Y.), plaintiff alleged breach of contract based upon an alleged violation of the parties’ Flow Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement.  Plaintiff filed a voluntary dismissal of the complaint, shortly after Mr. Parker set forth JPMorgan’s anticipated motion to dismiss the complaint.
  • FIRREA Litigation:  Represented JPMorgan in quiet title action filed by plaintiffs against bank, alleging that the plaintiffs’ obligations under their $1.425 million promissory Note should be discharged.  In John G. Berg v. JP Morgan Chase, National Association, Civil Action No. 14-04298 (E.D. Pa.), the court granted JPMorgan’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint.  The court found that plaintiffs’ claims were barred by FIRREA based upon plaintiffs’ failure to exhaust their administrative remedies as required by section 1821(d) of FIRREA – and that no court had could exercise subject matter jurisdiction over the plaintiffs’ claims.
  • Intellectual Property:  Represented VNTANA, an interactive hologram technologies company, in patent infringement action.  In Hologram USA, Inc. v. VNTANA, Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-09489 (C.D. Cal.), the case settled after VNTANA filed a motion for summary judgment of non-infringement of the plaintiff’s patent.

Notable Appellate Decisions

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Lu, 64 N.Y.S.3d 542 (1st Dep’t Nov. 28, 2017)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fortmeyer, 63 N.Y.S.3d 92 (2d Dep’t 2017)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Dysinger, 52 N.Y.S.3d 788 (4th Dep’t 2017)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Venture, 48 N.Y.S.3d 824 (3d Dep’t 2017)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank f/k/a The Chase Manhattan Bank v. Kaba, 41 N.Y.S.3d 706 (1st Dep’t 2016)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Todd, 5 N.Y.S.3d 181 (2d Dep’t 2015)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Osuji, 991 N.Y.S.2d 895 (2d Dep’t 2014)
  • Wilson v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 2014 WL 1716093 (N.J. App. Div. 2014)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Shapiro, 959 N.Y.S.2d 918 (1st Dep’t 2013)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Miodownik, 937 N.Y.S.2d 192 (1st Dep’t 2012)

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Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

Fordham Law School, J.D., cum laude

  • Fordham Law Review, Writing and Research Editor

Rutgers College, B.A.

Clerkships

  • Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Southern District of New York