Scott Schaeffer is a counsel in O’Melveny’s Antitrust and Competition Group. His diverse practice spans the globe and involves complex civil litigation, criminal cartel matters, antitrust counseling, and regulatory investigations. He also defends proposed and consummated mergers before antitrust agencies around the world and in merger litigation.
Scott’s varied expertise includes representing US and Asian clients in transactions in the technology, financial services, semiconductor, airline, biotech, foodservice, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries, among others. It also involves cutting edge monopolization and price fixing litigation.
Scott’s recent successes include the complete acquittal of the chief executive officer for a multi-billion dollar corporation following three criminal trials in which the Department of Justice alleged price fixing and bid rigging; merger clearance for Charles Schwab’s $26 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade; defeating class certification on a multi-billion-dollar price fixing claim involving Optical Disk Drives; and the dismissal of various monopolization and conspiracy claims in the energy, financial services, real estate, and telecommunications industries.
Scott’s work has been recognized by leading publications around the world. In the US, Law 360 named Scott an antitrust “Rising Star” and the American Bar Association named Scott one of the “Top 40 Young Lawyers.” In Asia, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific named Scott a “Rising Star” for antitrust and competition in China. Scott is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of subjects, including antitrust enforcement, foreign sovereignty, and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law.
Prior to joining O’Melveny, Scott was a law clerk for the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the Honorable Gary Feinerman on the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.