Scott Ofrias is an associate in the litigation department of the firm's Boston office. Scott focuses his practice on commercial litigation disputes as well as investigations, enforcement, and white collar matters.
Scott's litigation experience includes representing public companies, national banks, and other business entities in disputes arising under various federal and state laws, including challenges to mortgage foreclosure practices, and unfair trade practices claims. Scott also represents a variety of corporate clients in litigation concerning breach of contract and consumer fraud disputes. Further, he often serves as local counsel in Connecticut and Massachusetts federal courts in various matters.
Scott's investigations, enforcement, and white collar experience includes assisting clients in government and regulatory enforcement actions, including internal investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. His experience includes strategic planning for government cooperation, review of electronically stored information, and preparing witness interviews on behalf of clients.
In addition, Scott serves as counsel for institutional investors with regards to international securities litigation. Scott has advised clients, including counseling on litigation funding issues, in securities actions in the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and Brazil.
Scott maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes obtaining legal status for individuals in asylum proceedings, representing victims of sex trafficking, assisting individuals with their immigration status, and advocating for veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Scott was a summer associate in the firm's Boston office. In addition, he was a law clerk at a Boston law firm, and served as a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
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