Scott D. Baron, Esq.
Mr. Baron handles complex litigation matters and regularly represents businesses and insurance companies in all types of disputes and transactions throughout the country. Mr. Baron is admitted to the state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Tenth Circuits.
Prior to co-founding Baron Samson LLP in 2007, Mr. Baron was affiliated with New Jersey-based Wolff & Samson PC, where he became the youngest partner in the firm at age 30 and, ultimately, a managing partner of the firm. Prior thereto, Mr. Baron was affiliated with New York-based Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, perennially ranked as the country’s most prestigious and profitable firm by Vault.com and American Lawyer, respectively. Mr. Baron received his bachelor’s degree in business and finance with highest honors from Rutgers University graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average which earned him a share of Class Valedictorian honors. He received his law degree cum laude from New York University School of Law, consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top five law schools in the country. Prior to attending NYU, he spent his first year of law school at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he finished first in his class of nearly 350 students.
Mr. Baron consistently earns the highest possible rating (“AV”) by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also consistently selected for annual inclusion in the following publications: New Jersey Superlawyers, Best Lawyers in America, New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers, New York’s Best Lawyers, New York’s Top Rated Lawyers and Best Lawyers in New York City. Earlier in his career, he was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal as one of top 40 attorneys in New Jersey under the age of 40 and was the recipient of New Jersey State Bar Association’s “Young Lawyer of the Year” award.
Among Mr. Baron’s many high profile cases was the widely-publicized case of JPMorganChase Bank v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, et al., wherein he was co-counsel for two of Enron Corporation’s sureties in a $1.1 billion fraud litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. After 250 depositions and a lengthy trial, the case settled during jury deliberations. The defense team, including Mr. Baron, obtained a favorable partial summary judgment ruling early in the case, which is reported at 189 F.Supp.2d 24 (S.D.N.Y. 2002). The case was the subject of a cover story in Fortune magazine.
Mr. Baron is also recognized as a leader nationally in the area of surety and fidelity law. He has successfully represented surety companies and fidelity insurers throughout the country, and many of his cases have resulted in seminal reported decisions cited throughout textbooks and legal opinions. Mr. Baron also has over 20 published articles on surety and fidelity law which appear in various law journals, periodicals and legal textbooks. He is also a frequent speaker on these topics at American Bar Association conferences as well as a wide array of industry-held legal seminars.
Fairfield, NJ 07004
New York, NY 10018