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Scott N. Wagner

Area of Focus: Litigation
"He has great subject matter knowledge, is very responsive and has a great bedside manner." - Chambers USA source
Scott N. Wagner

Scott is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, where he represents companies and individuals in antitrust and other complex litigation. As part of his practice, he conducts internal investigations and guides clients through regulatory investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general.

Scott led Bilzin Sumberg’s Antitrust Team in achieving tremendous results for major opt-out plaintiffs in the precedent-setting LCD and CRT price-fixing litigations, some of the largest antitrust litigations in recent history. He currently represents major opt-out plaintiffs in the Capacitors and Broiler Chickens price-fixing litigations.

In addition to his antitrust and litigation work, Scott serves as trusted counsel to public and private companies, entrepreneurs and developers. He renders high-level legal and business advice on a wide variety of issues. The fresh prospective and innovative insight Scott brings to his clients’ business challenges often serves as the catalyst for exceptional results in the courtroom and the boardroom.

Q & A
What kind of relationship do you like to have with your clients?

I view myself as part of the client’s team. I take a lot pride in understanding each client’s business. One of my clients likes to say that I am part of the “circle of trust.” In fact, despite being known as a litigator, I actually view myself as much more, namely as a counselor who is familiar with my clients’ broader objectives outside of courtroom “wins”.

What makes you different from your competitors?
I look beyond the individual litigation I am working on and appreciate how each case impacts a client’s business. Focusing on this "big picture" approach is important because it keeps me bonded to my client's interests. It allows me to provide advice and implement strategies that result not only in the successful resolution of individual cases, but also long-term (and often times unexpected) benefits for my clients.
Prosecution of claims of Tech Data Corporation and other major opt-out plaintiffs in the precedent setting LCD price fixing antitrust litigation. Actions filed throughout the country became part of a nationwide Multi-District Litigation (MDL) before the United States District Court for the Northern ...
Successful defense of crib manufacturer and national retail chain in federal consumer class action. The District of Minnesota dismissed the class plaintiffs' claims in their entirety and the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the decision.
Representation of The Crexent, LLC in connection with the sale of Miami Lakes Commons, a three-story, 50K+ square-foot building in Miami Lakes, Florida with existing retail tenants and an operating office suite business.
Representation of client in acquiring control of two family companies valued at over $100 million. Client was the beneficial owner of 50% of both family companies and had the right to purchase additional shares, which would make him the majority beneficial owner of both companies. However, the clien...
Representation of major opt-out plaintiffs in the prosecution of federal antitrust price fixing claims against the major world-wide manufacturers of aluminum, tantalum, and film capacitors. The Bilzin Sumberg Antitrust team alleged that the capacitor manufacturers participated in a global conspiracy...
Representation of Tech Data Corporation, one of the world's largest distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, in the prosecution of claims against the major worldwide manufacturers of cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), the predecessor technology to LCD displays. The Bilzin Sumberg Antitru...
Representation of multiple national restaurant chains and a top ten food distributor in an ongoing case against the major producers of chicken in the United States. The chicken manufacturers- who account for more than 90% of all chicken products sold in the country- participated in a decade-long con...
Representation of Honeywell International, Inc. and Honeywell Building Solutions SES Corporation in defense of a class action alleging negligent installation of millions of Smart Meters in Florida. Florida Power & Light (FP&L) implemented a plan to replace traditional analog meters with more...
Defense of well-known basketball player and joint venture partners against allegations that the marketing of sports memorabilia bearing his name and/or likeness violated the Sherman Act. Our team argued that the client alone controlled his Right of Publicity. The issues in the case raised profound r...
  • Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 2002
    Tulane University, B.A., 1999
  • Federal Bar Association
    Section of Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Chair Elect, 2014 - 2016; Chair, 2016 - 2018
    American Bar Association
    Pre-Trial Practice and Discovery Committee, E-Discovery Committee, 2013 - 2016
    Books & Treatises Chair, 2016 - 2017
    Membership and Diversity Subcommittee, Chair, 2015 - 2016
    Section of Antitrust Law Civil Redress Committee, Leadership, 2013 - 2015
    Antitrust and Criminal Justice Sections
    Dade County Bar Association
    Federal Courts Committee
    LegalBizDev Project Management Advisory Board
    Miami Children's Museum
    Board of Directors, 2014 - present
    YMCA of South Florida
    Board of Directors, 2017
  • Florida
    New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Band 1, Chambers USA, Antitrust, 2014 - present

    Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2015; Local Litigation Star, 2016 - present

    South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comers, 2013 - 2016; Top Lawyers, 2017 - present

    Daily Business Review,  Florida Trailblazers, 2019

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2019 - present 

    Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2013 - 2016, 2018

    Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Class Action finalist, 2009; Complex/Business Litigation finalist, 2016

    International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Advocacy, Georgetown University Law Center