Scott D. Baron, Esq.
Mr. Baron handles complex litigation matters and regularly represents clients in all types of commercial disputes and transactions throughout the country. Mr. Baron is frequently retained in high-stakes or “bet your company” matters where anything short of total victory is not an option. Mr. Baron is admitted to the state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits. He is also often admitted pro hac vice in significant cases from other jurisdictions.
Prior to co-founding Baron Samson LLP in 2007, Mr. Baron was affiliated with New Jersey-based Wolff & Samson PC (now known as Chiesa, Shahinian and Giantomasi PC), where he became the youngest partner in the firm at age 30 and, ultimately, one of the managing partners of the firm. Prior thereto, Mr. Baron was affiliated with Manhattan-based Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, perennially ranked as the most prestigious and profitable firm in the country. 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 as one of the top 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 billion-dollar fraud litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York arising from the Enron collapse and scandal. After more than 250 depositions and a lengthy trial, the case was settled during jury deliberations. The defense team, including Mr. Baron, obtained a favorable partial summary judgment ruling early in the case, reported at 189 F.Supp.2d 24 (S.D.N.Y. 2002), and 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 construction and surety law. He has successfully represented many surety companies throughout the country, and many of his cases have resulted in seminal reported decisions cited in textbooks and legal opinions. Mr. Baron has over 20 published articles on surety and fidelity law which appear in various law journals, periodicals and legal textbooks. He has also been a frequent speaker on these topics at American Bar Association conferences as well as a wide array of industry-held legal seminars. Mr. Baron also has significant experience in product liability and toxic tort litigation including asbestos litigation. He also handles family law matters where the issues are particularly complex, including where there are allegations of fraud and claims against third parties.