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Scott G. Kobil

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Scott G. Kobil has extensive experience in every facet of litigation in federal and state courts, from drafting the initial pleadings through the handling of trial and appeals. Mr. Kobil has particular expertise with discovery and e-discovery issues (common and unique), having overseen massive data collections and productions, worked with a variety of outside vendors, taken and defended over 50 fact and expert depositions, and successfully argued numerous motions.

Mr. Kobil has represented diverse clients spanning from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. His practice includes employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases, contractual disputes, and toxic tort and products liability matters. Mr. Kobil represented a telecommunications provider in an antitrust lawsuit over several years, described by the judge as “one of the most—if not the most—complicated case in the district.” After a 6-month trial, he helped procure an historic $20 million verdict (trebled to $60 million).

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Kobil was an associate with an international law firm.

Mr. Kobil’s successful pro bono appeal of a Driving Under the Influence conviction before New Jersey’s Appellate Division was recognized in the February 24, 2011 issue of New Jersey Law Journal.

Additional Information

  • "Examining the Biases in NJ’s Offer of Judgment Rule," New Jersey Law Journal, 15 June 2015
  • “Application of the Economic Loss Doctrine to Residential Home Purchases,” New Jersey Law Journal, 14 December 14 2009

Employment Litigation and Counseling

  • Defended county board of services in NJLAD case brought by employee alleging racial and sexual discrimination. Reached favorable settlement during trial.
  • Represented telecommunications company and CEO accused by employee of creating a hostile work environment. After extensive discovery, obtained $10,000 settlement notwithstanding plaintiff’s initial demand of $2 million.
  • Defended international bank in breach of contract action brought by former branch manager terminated for cause.
  • Successfully negotiated conciliation agreement with EEOC and putative plaintiffs after EEOC issued right to sue letter in sexual harassment case.
  • Defended healthcare finance company in Sarbanes-Oxley action brought by former employee.
  • Represented shipping company in suit alleging former employees wrongfully disclosed trade secrets and tortiously interfered with business relations.
  • Advised companies regarding enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Conducted investigations of clients’ current and former employees and counseled clients regarding termination of employees.

Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Class Actions

  • Represented City of New York and its contractors in thousands of toxic tort claims arising from first-responders’ cleanup of the World Trade Center disaster site.
  • Represented oil company in MTBE litigations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented valve and automobile brake manufacturers in asbestos litigations.
  • Represented manufacturer of washing machine hoses in products liability litigation.
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in knee replacement litigation.
  • Represented PRP in NJ Spill Act contribution action.
  • Represented manufacturer of automobile-purchase-order forms in NJ Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act (TCCWNA) case.

Antitrust Litigation
  • Represented independent provider of maintenance services for telephone equipment in a multi-year litigation, culminating in a six-month trial in which jury found defendant liable for Sherman Act violations and awarded client $20 million (automatically trebled to $60 million). Case was first single product aftermarket antitrust claim to be tried to successful verdict since plaintiffs in Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services tried their case to verdict after U.S. Supreme Court first recognized this type of claim in 1992.