Scott B. Klugman is a trial lawyer in civil and criminal matters, with substantial experience before judges and juries. His primary areas of practice include commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, government enforcement proceedings, internal investigations and appellate litigation. His white collar and government enforcement practice has included representing both individuals and entities in DOJ, SEC, FINRA, OCC and state governmental matters. As to his civil practice, he has represented individuals and entities in complex civil actions involving securities litigation, class action litigation, bankruptcy litigation, contract disputes and Fair Labor Standards Act claims.
Mr. Klugman previously served as the Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he was a federal prosecutor for ten years. In that capacity, he supervised several high-profile corporate fraud investigations and prosecutions, including cases involving securities fraud, accounting fraud, FCPA violations, health care fraud, insider trading, bank and lending fraud and commercial bribery. Mr. Klugman also served as the Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Section and Lead Task Force Attorney to the El Dorado Task Force, a multi-agency task force that investigated money laundering and criminal violations of the banking laws. In these positions, he developed an expertise in Bank Secrecy Act compliance and federal wiretap procedures.
Before entering government service, Mr. Klugman was with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where his practice was focused on complex civil and criminal litigation. Mr. Klugman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Law Review, Order of the Barristers) and the Pennsylvania State University (B.S., mechanical engineering). After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Joseph J. Longobardi in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Mr. Klugman has been named in New York SuperLawyers®. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500.