R. Scott Greathead

Partner

R. Scott Greathead
Partner
office New York
phone 212-551-2615
fax212-490-0536
emailsgreathead@wiggin.com


Biography

Scott Greathead is a litigation partner in the firm's New York office. He has more than 30-years experience as a trial lawyer and appellate advocate in the state and federal courts in New York and elsewhere, on behalf of corporate, institutional and individual clients. His experience includes securities and financial services litigation, products liability, professional malpractice, real estate and construction litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and employment law.

Matters he has handled in recent years include representation of an international power development company in litigation involving the construction and financing of an electrical generation facility in south Asia; obtaining a seven-figure settlement for a major New York City sports and entertainment facility in an action against national engineering firms for professional malpractice; representation of a major residential construction lender in an action against a national financial services institution concerning a multi-million dollar credit facility; successfully defending a national brewing company in a wrongful death action; and representing prominent editors, publishers and senior executives in employment contract disputes with major media companies .

From 1984 to 1990, Scott served as the First Assistant Attorney General of New York State under Attorney General Robert Abrams. His service in the Attorney General's office included responsibility for some of the office's most important cases, including the Hooker Chemical Company-Love Canal litigation, the Tawana Brawley investigation, and several major tax evasion investigations and prosecutions. He also served as chief of the Attorney General's Real Estate Finance Bureau, where he effected major changes in the regulation of cooperative and condominium conversions and real estate securities offerings in New York State.

Scott is a member of the boards of directors of the Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), which he helped to found in 1978, and Human Rights in China. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Scott is also the Chairman and CEO of World Monitors Inc., which provides multinational corporations with consulting and information services that focus on strategies for risk prevention and brand protection in the global economy.

Scott is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Memberships

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Member, Asian Affairs Committee
    • Past Chair, Committee on International Human Rights

Events


office New York
phone 212-551-2615
fax212-490-0536
emailsgreathead@wiggin.com

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1968

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US District Court (Eastern District of New York)
  • US District Court (Southern District of New York)


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