Scott Hammack

Counsel

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Scott Hammack is an accomplished litigator specializing in antitrust and competition litigation, class action litigation, and public policy.

He has extensive experience briefing and litigating disputes, having worked on appellate briefs, argued before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and participated in multiple arbitrations and evidentiary hearings. Scott also represents clients in class actions involving allegations of consumer fraud and unfair trade practices and health insurance companies in breach of contract actions.

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Corporate & Government Experience

Appointed Member

  • Maryland Attorney General’s Task Force on Electronic Weapons

Honors & Awards

Recipient

  • Maryland Pro Bono Resource Council’s 2010 Herbert S. Garten Special Project Pro Bono Service Award

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D.
  • University of North Carolina, B.A.

Professional Activities

Co-Author

  • “Muddy Waters? Navigating the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act,” Antitrust Report, Issue 2 (2006)

Antitrust Experience

  • Representing Asiana Airlines, Inc. in class actions in multiple countries involving allegations of price fixing air cargo services
  • Represented Chemtura Corporation in multiple federal and state price-fixing actions, including in Multi-District Litigation proceedings 
  • Represented Honeywell International Inc. in litigation involving allegations of monopolization and exclusive dealing
  • Represented major entertainment company in defense of alleged violation of consumer protection statutes
  • Represented large financial company in response to Department of Justice Civil Investigation Demand related to a major merger in the telecommunications industry

Other Litigation Experience

  • Defending major automobile manufacturer in a proposed class action based on alleged defects with an in-car communications and entertainment system
  • Representing major automobile manufacturer in a series of proposed class actions based on alleged engine defects
  • Represented major automobile manufacturer in defense of several dozen proposed class actions alleging safety-related defects in police cars
  • Represented foreign tire manufacturer in class action alleging that tires contained a potentially deadly manufacturing defect
  • Represented large health insurance company in breach of contract lawsuit brought by multiple hospitals around the United States, obtaining a favorable verdict in an arbitration and a favorable settlement in federal district court litigation
  • Represented large health insurance company in a government investigation into alleged False Claims Act violations