WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“Scott’s confidence shows and makes us confident in hiring him.”
“He has been brilliant before the judge.”
MY CLIENT PHILOSOPHY
"With corporate clients, my job is to make the client’s job easier. That means being responsive, thorough, clear, and quick. It also means knowing the client’s business and its litigation landscape, because important issues are rarely confined to just one case."
– Scott A. Chesin
Scott Chesin is a partner in the Supreme Court & Appellate practice in Mayer Brown’s New York office. He handles appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country, and he regularly partners with trial lawyers at Mayer Brown and at other firms to develop legal strategies applicable to all phases of litigation: pre-trial, trial, post-trial, and appeal. Scott has experience litigating a wide variety of substantive legal issues; his particular areas of interest are product liability defense, punitive damages, and criminal defense. According to Legal 500, Scott is an “appellate specialist” who comes “highly recommended” by clients. In 2013, the New York Law Journal named Scott to its list of “Rising Stars” – lawyers under 40 who are “top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.” He has been listed as an appellate “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers since 2014. Also in 2014, he was appointed by the Second Circuit to its Criminal Justice Act panel, through which he accepts court appointments to represent indigent criminal defendants on appeal.
Scott’s appellate practice is national in scope, with a particular focus on New York and Florida-based matters: since joining Mayer Brown in 2004, Scott has briefed or argued appeals in the New York Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits, the New York Appellate Divisions for the First and Second Departments, and Florida Fourth and Fifth District Courts of Appeal. Scott has authored over 100 appellate briefs filed in courts all around the country (including in the US Supreme Court, six US Courts of Appeals, and multiple state appellate courts).