Scott A. Rader

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  • Columbia University (JD)
  • Columbia University (BA, magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Scott has a robust complex commercial litigation practice and has consistently achieved successful litigation results for clients in fields including finance, environmental, health care, communications, antitrust, insurance, and gaming law. Scott also has significant experience advising clients on regulatory matters in these areas. 

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Scott worked at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP where his experience included successfully working on a number of high-profile civil litigations and regulatory investigations. 

Scott graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University, where he placed on the dean's list every semester. Scott received his JD from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and member of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Scott clerked in 2009 - 2010 for the Honorable William H. Walls, US District Court for the District of New Jersey. 

Representative Matters

Financial Institutions/Securities

  • Represented private equity placement firm in arbitration with buy-out firm regarding payment of placement agent fee
  • Represented leading global asset management company and senior director of company defending against claims of breach of contract, tortious interference, and civil conspiracy
  • Represented fund manager of a shariah-compliant real estate fund in civil litigation and SEC investigation relating to the fees paid to the fund manager
  • Represented major financial institution in multi-agency cross-border criminal and regulatory investigation
  • Represented aircraft manufacturer in securities class action

Health Care

  • Represented physician in investigation by Civil Frauds Units at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York regarding propriety of physician’s coding, documentation and reimbursements
  • Represented pharmacy benefit management company in dispute relating to alleged breach of its obligations under the Medicare and Medicaid Prescription Drug Services Agreements 


  • Represented multinational computer technology company in cutting-edge antitrust litigation
  • Represented bank in antitrust review in connection with merger 


  • Represented cable broadband provider in civil litigation against competitor concerning payment of invoiced rates for VoIP traffic
  • Represented cable operator in administrative proceeding regarding program carriage dispute
  • Represented cable operators in FCC Enforcement Bureau inquiries


  • Represented insured in a D&O coverage action
  • Represented insured in a declaratory judgment action arising out of no-fault insurance claims
  • Advised insurer on regulatory issues relating to the National Flood Insurance Program

General Commercial Litigation

  • Represented reality television star in breach of contract and copyright litigation
  • Represented apparel company in putative class action relating to alleged product defects
  • Represented regional bus company in dispute regarding access to fuel tanks on leased property

White Collar

  • Represented antiquities collector in alleged unlawful importation and money laundering federal prosecution
  • Represented employee accused of electronic theft of information in state prosecution
  • Represented brokerage employee in sentencing involving a highly complex voluntary deportation


  • Advised client on setting up valid sweepstakes under New York law
  • Advised client on various issues involving fantasy sports wagering
  • Represented sports bettor in alleged unlawful gambling and money laundering federal prosecution

Recognitions & Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Business Litigation (2014 - 2016)
  • Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, February 2014 Volunteer of the Month

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Providing pro bono legal guidance to two organizations on matters of labor and employment law
  • Member, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Young Leadership (MVP) Committee