Scott B. Klugman
Scott Klugman is a skilled trial lawyer in civil and criminal matters with experience in trying jury trials to verdict. His primary areas of practice include commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, government enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, intellectual property and appellate litigation. He has represented individuals and entities in government investigations, compliance matters and complex civil actions including securities litigation, class action litigation, contract disputes and Fair Labor Standards Act claims.
Prior to co-founding Levine Lee LLP, Mr. Klugman served as the Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the United States 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, fraud in the sale of collateralized debt obligations and auction rate securities, 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 United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Mr. Klugman is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics, including the Department of Justice's principles relating to the prosecution of business organizations, and corporate compliance with Bank Secrecy Act regulations, including the reporting of currency transactions, Know Your Customer requirements and the filing of Suspicious Activity Reports.
- New York, New Jersey
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Federal Bar Council
- New York County Lawyers Association
- Eastern District Association