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Scott M. Dinner is a litigator who represents public and private companies in courts across the nation. Scott’s practice covers a diverse array of matters, including those involving unfair competition, antitrust law, class actions, contract disputes, shareholder remedies, and real estate.
A large part of my practice entails litigating unfair competition disputes, such as those involving trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, business conspiracy, breaches of contract, and fiduciary duty claims. I have litigated these disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country and on behalf of clients from a wide range of industries.
I have extensive experience helping clients navigate class actions and other collective litigation. I began my career working exclusively on antitrust and consumer fraud class actions, and now leverage my experience to help clients successfully navigate these difficult disputes.
I assist clients in navigating a range of complex antitrust regulations and laws. I have significant experience handling antitrust litigation matters, and also provide an array of counseling and advisory services to my clients. This includes developing and implementing antitrust compliance and training programs, conducting audits to uncover potential exposure, and working with clients to implement effective sales and distribution strategies. I also have an intimate familiarity with the reach of the federal Capper-Volstead Act, which creates an antitrust exemption for agricultural cooperatives, as well as the agricultural cooperative laws of numerous states.
I also represent clients in a variety of other commercial matters, including partner and shareholder disputes, real estate disputes, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, copyright disputes, and employment disputes.
Before joining Nixon Peabody, Scott was an associate in commercial litigation at two Virginia-based law firms. In his previous firm, Scott served as the firm’s point person for all strategic decisions related to e-discovery, including collection, preservation, spoliation, and forensic examination.
I see the rise of big data and the internet of things fundamentally transforming the way cases are litigated. Having legal counsel intimately familiar with these new data sources and how to leverage them will be critical to obtaining successful results in and out of the courtroom.
This article, focusing on roughly 600 New Hampshire residents at risk of losing at-home care in July if the state doesn’t increase its Medicaid-funded Choices for Independence (CFI) payments to providers, refers to a pending CFI federal lawsuit filed against the state Department of Health and Human Services by NP, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, and the AARP Foundation. The NP team involved in the case is led by Manchester Complex Disputes counsel Kierstan Schultz and includes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights and Cybersecurity & Privacy partner Dan Deane, both of Manchester, and Complex Disputes associates Scott Dinner of Washington, DC and Tammy Nguyen of Chicago.
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Emory University, B.A.
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Scott is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Maryland State Bar. He also serves on the executive committee of the William J. Bryan American Inn of Court.
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