Litigation Services

Zealous representation in complex disputes, led by experienced attorneys and former DOJ prosecutors

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Our litigators are intensely client-focused with the experience and acumen to protect clients and advance their objectives in courtrooms and other fora across the country. Whether representing individuals or companies in significant, bet-the-company scenarios or routine commercial disputes, we work tirelessly and intelligently to achieve the best outcomes, taking the time to learn and understand a client’s business and rise to challenges together.

Scale’s nationwide litigation team represents clients across a range of industries in civil litigation and dispute resolution, white collar, and regulatory enforcement actions at the state and federal levels. We also assist clients with investigations, compliance programs, and risk management.

Our Approach

Our litigation team has significant experience handling complex, high-stakes, and multi-faceted investigations with a focus on mitigating significant legal, regulatory and reputational risk. We often work collaboratively with other Scale practice groups to leverage the firm’s deep bench of legal talent and industry expertise. Working together allows us to take a more holistic approach with the highest level of expertise and achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

Areas of Practice

Working with industry-leading corporations, emerging companies, and individuals, we routinely assist with the following matters:

  • Brand Protection
  • Class Action & Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Government Investigations
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Litigation Finance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Investigations & White Collar
  • IP Litigation

What Sets us Apart

Former DOJ Prosecutors, Investigations & White Collar Crime Expertise

Our clients include companies, organizations, and individual targets, subjects and witnesses on a wide range of matters, including criminal defense, government and internal investigations, regulatory inquiries relating to Title VII, False Claims Act, SEC violations and more. Led by former DOJ prosecutors, we take a detailed and strategic approach.

Experience Across a Diverse Set of Client Matters

Our clients are as diverse as our practice. We’ve represented:

  • Executives and companies in investigations, including when they are exposed to DOJ criminal investigation or prosecutions facing a wide array of alleged conduct, including situations involving the possibility of international extradition.
  • Companies and individuals exposed to investigations into sensitive and high-priority matters.
  • Individuals and companies needing help with subpoena intake and response, regulatory complaints and inquiries, and small claims complaints.
  • Companies seeking bespoke corporate compliance programs that align with their operations and structure. 
  • Companies in a variety of regulatory and litigation matters involving “true lender” claims and defending bank partnership models between fintechs  and financial institutions.
  • Companies and individuals in ERISA litigation, Department of Labor investigations, and non-party subpoena receipts.
  • Individual cases and class actions related to breach of contract claims and violations of UDAAP and consumer protection statutes, as well as federal claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Truth In Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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