Scott M. Dinner is a litigator who represents businesses in commercial disputes and antitrust matters. He has first chaired trials, evidentiary hearings, and non-evidentiary hearings and litigated class actions and other complex claims.
I help clients resolve business disputes in and out of the court room. I have represented clients in a variety of disputes involving real estate, unfair competition, complex contracts, torts, and corporate governance.
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 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. The failure of a cooperative to comply with these laws can subject them, and their members, to substantial liability. My familiarity with these laws was gained through years of litigating their contours. I now use this familiarity to assist agricultural cooperatives, associations, and farmers in ensuring that they are in compliance with these laws and covered by the antitrust exemptions that these laws provide.
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.
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.
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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