Alan H. Scheiner

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  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1991
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1986, magna cum laude
  • London School of Economics (1984-1985)

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1995

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Alan H. Scheiner

Alan H. Scheiner published his article, The Next Wave: Developments in Credit Default Swap Litigation, in the May/June 2009 issue of Business Law Today. Read more >

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

Representative matters at LLF include:

  • Represented venture capital investors in the arbitration of contractual and business tort claims concerning an LLC in which the client invested. LLF obtained an arbitration victory which denied the adversary's claims and granted LLF's client ownership of the adversary's equity interest in the LLC.
  • Represented a major financial institution in defending a multi-million dollar fraud claim, resulting in summary judgment for the bank.
  • Defense of a major financial institution against a claim by a customer that the bank wrongfully terminated a line of credit allegedly resulting in the loss of the plaintiff's business; the matter remains pending.

Before joining LLF in August 2007, Mr. Scheiner was an Assistant Corporation Counsel and 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, complex civil rights litigation in federal court involving shootings, deaths-in-custody and alleged wrongful convictions. He successfully defended several jury trials, litigated novel constitutional issues and managed litigation risks presenting millions of dollars of 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 the last two years as an instructor in the New York City Law Department's Trial Practice Training Program at Fordham University. He was also a faculty member at the Practicing Law Institute in its 24th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, and in the New York City Law Department's deposition training program.

Mr. Scheiner is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Banking Law Committee, Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee) and Litigation Section (Securities Litigation Committee); the New York City Bar Association (New York City Affairs Committee); and the Federal Bar Council.

Mr. Scheiner is a graduate of Columbia Law School, 1991, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review. He received a B.A. with Honors in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, and attended the London School of Economics for his junior year of college.


  • The Next Wave: Developments in Credit Default Swap Litigation, Business Law Today, Vol. 18, No. 5, May/June 2009, at 53. [pdf]
  • Excluding Police Practices Experts in Federal Court: The Rule Against "Telling the Jury What Result to Reach," The Municipal Lawyer (July/August 2008)
  • Federal Preemption of State Subprime Lending Laws, New York Law Journal, at 4 & 7 (April 22, 2008)
  • 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)

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