Scott L. Satkin


Scott Satkin is an associate in the Newport Beach office of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.  He focuses his practice in litigation with an emphasis on business, real estate and insurance law.  

Scott’s strategy for litigation is to thoroughly analyze the relevant facts and law and build a case strategy based on that analysis that maximizes the strengths of the case while minimizing any weaknesses.  Scott’s background allows him to bring a variety of specialized skills to the table, including:
Top-notch research skills.  Scott began developing his research skills early, working as a research assistant at the UCLA Law Library all through law school.  There he performed research in a variety of areas including shareholder litigation, civil rights and criminal justice, compiling findings to aid in the drafting of appellate briefs, memoranda and scholarly articles.  Since moving on to work in law firms, Scott has frequently served as the go-to associate for research on complex legal issues.
Innovative legal writing.  Coming from a background in academic and creative writing, Scott has worked to adapt those skills to the law, resulting in legal writing that is organized and incisive, naturally guiding the reader to the appropriate conclusion. 
Broad legal experience.  In addition to his main areas of focus, Scott has assisted clients in diverse areas of law including employment, education, entertainment, copyright, trademark and appellate.  This broad base of experience allows him to consider angles and arguments that more narrowly focused attorneys might miss.  

Scott has leveraged these skills to achieve favorable results for his clients, including conducting trial preparation on a debt collection case in which the court entered a verdict in favor of his client for the full amount of the debt, over $900,000. 

• Author, "Data Dividend? California Governor Proposes Plan to Have Companies Pay Consumers for Using Their Info," Newmeyer & Dillion, March 27, 2019.
• Co-Author, "Supreme Court Raises Standing Issue for Privacy Settlement, Remands Google Privacy for Spokeo Consideration," Newmeyer & Dillion, March 19, 2019.
• Author, "Federal Judge's Rejection of Yahoo! Data Breach Settlement Reminds Counsel to Focus on Class Interests," Newmeyer & Dillion, February 28, 2019.
• Quote Source, "Wynn Resorts settlement with Nevada regulators may help lawsuits," Las Vegas Review Journal, February 5, 2019.
• Author, "Yahoo! Derivative Data Breach Suit Yields Unprecedented $29 Million Settlement," Newmeyer & Dillion, January 17, 2019.
• Author, "Data Scraping: Theft or Fair Game?" Newmeyer & Dillion, November 30, 2019. 
• Co-Author, "What to Do When the Worst Happens: Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach," Newmeyer & Dillion, October 31, 2018.
• Co-Author, "Builders Beware: Smart Homes Under Attack by "Hide 'N Seek" Botnet," Newmeyer & Dillion, October 11, 2018.

Seigenthaler-Sutherland National First Amendment Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist (2016)

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2016
Chapman University, B.A. History, 2012

California, 2017
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California