Scott Fishwick is a Shareholder in Butzel’s Litigation Department. He has a broad practice in state and federal court focusing on complex contractual disputes, class action defense, business torts, internal investigations, securities litigation, real estate litigation, and arbitration.

Overview

Scott Fishwick is a Shareholder in Butzel’s Litigation Department.  Mr. Fishwick represents public and private companies, their officers and directors, and other high-profile individuals in complex business and financial disputes.  He has a broad practice in state and federal court focusing on complex contractual disputes, class action defense, business torts, internal investigations, securities litigation, real estate litigation, and arbitration. His experience spans clients in various sectors, including finance, manufacturing, technology, sports, and real estate.

Mr. Fishwick graduated from the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2011, cum laude), where he was a Contributing Editor of the Michigan Law Review, and also from Dartmouth College (A.B., 2007, cum laude). Before joining Butzel, he served as a law clerk in Detroit to the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  Mr. Fishwick also practiced for over a decade at international law firms in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California.

Primary Practice Areas

Credentials

Clerkships

  • Honorable Victoria A. Roberts, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Education

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude 2011; Contributing Editor, Law Review)

Dartmouth College (B.A., cum laude 2007)

Admissions

Memberships

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association

Experience

Key Representations

  • Represented the CEO of an international consumer retail firm in a securities class action alleging fraudulent sales practices
  • Represented automotive supplier in breach of contract and breach of warranty dispute
  • Represented automotive supplier in numerous related product defect class action litigations
  • Represented midwestern university healthcare system in civil antitrust action arising out of its acquisitions of specialty medical practice groups
  • Represented developer of municipal solar power facility in civil false claims act litigation
  • Represented a renowned Silicon Valley technology firm in two shareholder derivative actions arising from its separate acquisitions of two software companies and subsequent impairment charges relating to those companies and their products
  • Represented a business executive in non-public SEC investigation involving alleged insider trading
  • Conducted numerous confidential internal investigations for public and private companies covering a range of issues including accounting irregularities, fraud, money laundering, employee misconduct, and others.
  • Represented residential real estate developer in litigation arising out of dissolution of multi-billion-dollar partnership
  • Represented lenders in multiple actions in state and federal court to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in defaulted debt secured by parcels of land in Beverly Hills, California
  • Represented a major financial holding company and its affiliates in a federal class action lawsuit involving claimed violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

News & Events

Publications

  • “Fine Wine Gets Better with Age: Brophy, Zapata, and the Resurrection of State-Law Insider Trading Claims,” CCH Federal Securities Law Reporter, No. 2597 (September 25, 2013)
  • “Mary Jo: SEC Enforcement? Go Back to the Future!” Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report (May 1, 2013)
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