As an advocate, commercial litigator and trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, Scott regularly appears in both state and federal courts across the United States. He represents clients ranging from corporations, financial institution, and investment managers across a wide spectrum of commercial litigation matters, including banking, subpoena responses, 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.
Scott has also represented clients in multiple federal and state court jurisdictions in a wide variety of consumer and commercial class actions, including alleged TCPA and FDCPA violations, state consumer protection laws and the UCC, mortgage loan originations and private mortgage insurance, forum selection and venue clauses in consumer mortgage loan documents and FHA disclosures.
Additionally, Scott has extensive experience in providing regulatory advice to banks, mortgage servicers and commercial lenders involving the CFPB, OCC, DOJ, state attorneys general and banking agencies, and the FDIC among others. Scott has also been involved in the restructuring of customer complaint groups for several national banks in order to ensure better compliance with various applicable regulatory standards.
Prior to co-founding the firm, Scott 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. This in-house experience gave Scott a unique, in-depth perspective on efficient problem-solving for clients. Scott also clerked in the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, formerly the Chief Judge.
Scott was selected to the New Jersey Law Journal’s inaugural Professional Excellence Award in the category of Individual Recognition for Mentorship. He is a member of the Committee on Appellate Practice, and the Committee on Legislative and Judicial Initiatives, of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.
- 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, N.A. v. Multani, 147 N.Y.S.3d 452 (2d Dep’t 2021)
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Gottlieb, 188 A.D.3d 1171 (2d Dep’t 2020)
- JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Futterman, 173 A.D.3d 1496 (3d Dep’t 2019)
- JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Yang, 170 A.D.3d 694 (2d Dep’t 2019)
- U.S. Bank N.A. v. Roque, 172 A.D.3d 948 (2d Dep’t 2019)
- JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Grinkorn, 172 A.D.3d 1183 (2d Dep’t 2019)
- U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Mezrahi, 169 A.D.3d 952 (2d Dep’t 2019)
- JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Lu, 64 N.Y.S.3d 542 (1st Dep’t 2017)
- Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fortmeyer, 63 N.Y.S.3d 92 (2d 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)
- 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)
Honors & Recognitions
New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence Honor, Mentor
- Eastern District of New York Provides Guidance on Challenges to Tenant Hardship Declarations Under CEEFPA12.06.2021
- First Department Shortens Deadline for Perfecting Appeals of Commercial Division Orders Relating to Discovery Disputes11.05.2021
- New York’s Chief Administrative Judge Offers Further Guidance for New York Eviction Proceedings; Legislators Seek to Extend “Hardship Declaration” Moratoriums to October 31, 202108.26.2021
- U.S. Supreme Court Enjoins New York Courts From Staying Evictions Based Upon Self-Certified, COVID-19 Hardship Declaration Filings – What Will Happen Next?08.16.2021
- U.S. Supreme Court Enjoins Part A of New York’s COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 202008.13.2021
- PIB Law Obtains Favorable Ruling from New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department Affirming Denial of Motion to Vacate Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Pursuant to CPLR 5015(a)(3)07.19.2021
- Client Alert: New Jersey State Courts Enter Next Phase of In-Person Court Operations, Including Resumption of Commercial Landlord Tenant Trials06.08.2021
- Tracy DeWitt, Scott Parker and Ben Raindorf Co-Author New York Law Journal Article on New York Court of Appeals Resolves Divisions in the Acceleration and De-acceleration of Mortgage Loan Debt03.03.2021
- New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department Issues Perfection Deadlines for Non-Actively Managed Civil Matters07.08.2020
- New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department Issues Briefing Deadlines and Updated Skype Protocol06.12.2020
- New York’s Chief Administrative Judge Announces Lifting of Ban on Filing New, Non-Essential Matters in New York City and Surrounding Counties05.21.2020
- New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department Issues New Administrative Order Rescinding Administrative Order 2020-0317.2, and Setting New Deadlines for All Pending Motions05.08.2020
- Federal Court Decision: No Private Right of Action Under the CARES Act, and Lenders May Impose Restrictions on Loan Eligibility04.22.2020
- New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department Expands Its Virtual Operations; Transition to a “Virtual Court Model” Is “Nearly Complete”04.15.2020
- Administrative Order 85/20 Formalizes Memorandum from New York’s Chief Administrative Judge Regarding Partial Resumption of “Non-Essential” Court Proceedings04.10.2020
- PIB Law Obtains Favorable Ruling from Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirming Summary Judgment Motion in Mortgage Foreclosure ActionThe PIB Legal Blog, 05.20.2019
- New Jersey’s Appellate Division Rejects Foreclosure Defendant’s Argument that a Reinstatement Quote Is an Enforceable and Binding Settlement AgreementThe PIB Legal Blog, 04.04.2019
- Appellate Litigation
- Arbitration, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Civil Litigation
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Consumer Financial Services
- Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations
- Crisis Management
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Multidisciplinary Client Teams
- Patent Litigation
- Social Media Influencers
- Trademark Prosecution, Litigation and Portfolio Management
- Trial and Class Action
- Unfair Competition
- New Jersey
- New York
- Northern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- District of New Jersey
- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Middle District of Pennsylvania
- Western District of Pennsylvania
- Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Fordham Law School, J.D., cum laude
- Fordham Law Review, Writing and Research Editor
Rutgers College, B.A.
- Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Southern District of New York