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Alan H. Scheiner

Mr. Scheiner practices in the areas of commercial litigation, banking litigation, business torts, financial fraud litigation, white-collar criminal defense and regulatory matters.

Before joining LLF in August 2007, Mr. Scheiner was a Senior Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division of the Corporation Counsel's Office of the City of New York. In that capacity, Mr. Scheiner defended and advised New York City Police Department officials and police officers in high-profile, high-exposure, complex civil rights litigation in federal court. He successfully defended several jury trials, conducted complex legal motion practice on novel constitutional issues, and successfully managed litigation risks presenting substantial potential exposure. Prior to public service, Mr. Scheiner represented clients in national products liability and fraud litigation, white-collar criminal matters, accounting litigation, and securities fraud class actions, among other areas. His prior law firm experience includes several years as an associate at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, in New York City, and at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in Washington, D.C. and New York.

Mr. Scheiner has served as an instructor in the New York City Law Department's Trial Practice Training Program and Deposition Training Program, and also has served as a faculty member at the Practicing Law Institute in its 24th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program.

Publications:

  • Federal Preemption of State Subprime Lending Laws, New York Law Journal, at 4 & 7 (April 22, 2008) [download pdf here]
  • Judicial Assessment of Punitive Damages, the Seventh Amendment, and the Politics of Jury Power, 91 Colum. L. Rev. 142 (1991)
  • Litigating Sexual Harassment After the 1991 Civil Rights Act, The Practical Litigator (ALI-ABA, March 1992)

Bar Associations and Committees: American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Banking Law Committee, Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee) and Litigation Section (Securities Litigation Committee); New York City Bar Association (New York City Affairs Committee); Federal Bar Council.

Mr. Scheiner is a graduate of Columbia Law School, 1991, where he was a three-year Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Columbia Law Review. He received a B.A. with Honors in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, and also attended the London School of Economics.

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