Scott L. Silver
Scott L. Silver is the managing partner of Silver Law Group, a nationally recognized law firm representing investors worldwide to recover their investment losses. Scott has received a Martindale Hubbell Preeminent “AV” Rating, the highest ratings given for general ethical standards and legal ability. Scott has spent his entire legal career practicing securities and financial services law. Scott focuses his law practice on securities arbitration and litigation and plaintiff-side class action litigation, representing individual investors and institutions in claims against brokerage firms, investment advisors, commodities firms, hedge funds and others. Scott also routinely serves as counsel to receivers and trustees in matters relating to the recovery of investor losses in Ponzi schemes.
Scott has extensive experience in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the National Futures Association (NFA), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved investors through arbitration and the courts. Scott has represented clients throughout the United States as well as in Europe, South America, Israel and elsewhere.
Scott is a frequent lecturer and author on securities and investment fraud matters, as well as a regular commentator in leading publications. Scott has been invited to lecture at law schools, industry conferences and investor rights groups. In addition, Scott frequently contributes to various publications and has authored numerous articles relating to investors and the arbitration process. Notably, Scott recently wrote a widely accepted primer on the SEC’s new Whistleblower program.
Scott graduated from the University of Miami, School of Law in 1996. Soon after, Scott joined Gusrae Kaplan, a Wall Street law firm founded by a former Chief Attorney of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, specializing in the defense of brokerage firms in FINRA, SEC, NYSE, and court matters. It is during his tenure at the law firm where Scott learned the strategies employed by brokerage firms to defend against investor claims.
In 2002, Scott relocated to South Florida where he brought his insight and understanding of the inner workings of Wall Street, becoming a named partner in a leading Plaintiff’s firm. In April 2011, the Silver Law Group was formed with a team of litigators, all with experience in the securities industry. Scott still maintains strong ties to New York and regularly represents investors in and around New York through the firm’s New York office.
Scott has served as trial counsel in several cases and arbitrations including a $7 million FINRA arbitration award against former UBS Financial Services, Inc.’s broker Gary Gross in 2009. Scott was awarded the 2009 Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyer award for securities litigation for his work on the Gary Gross case. Scott is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2010 and 2011, Scott was nominated for inclusion in Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite. In 2011, Scott became co-chair of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) Securities Litigation Group.
- Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine 2010, 2011
- “AV”® Preeminent™ rating, Martindale-Hubbell 2010
- Florida Super Lawyers 2009
- Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Securities Lawyer 2009
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club
- Co-chair for the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) Securities Litigation Group
- Scott Silver is a featured speaker at AAJ’s Hot Topics in Business Torts seminar
- Florida Justice Association 2015 Seminar – Business Torts speaker on the ABC’s of FINRA arbitration
SEC Whistleblower Incentives Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act,
18 PIABA Bar Journal 169 (2011)
Brokerage Firms’ Liability When They Fail To Warn About Bad Brokers,
PLI Securities Arbitration, Vol. 1 at Pg. 437 (Aug. 2009)
Non-Customer ‘Customers’ and Compulsory NASD Arbitration,
PLI Securities Arbitration, Vol. 1 at Pg. 601 (Aug. 2002)
Understanding Securities Arbitration
American Association for Justice Trial Magazine (April 2015)
Scott routinely represents Ponzi scheme victims and others in bankruptcy or SEC receiverships. On multiple occasions, the Receiver has retained Scott to pursue claims on behalf of the receivership. Representations include:
Jinyao Liu, et al. v. Project Investors, Inc. d/b/a Cryptsy, et al., Case No. 9:16-cv-80060-KAM (U.S. Dist. Ct. – Southern District of Florida)
Corporate Monitor v. Gignesh Movalia, et al., Case No. 13-18620 CA 13 (Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, Florida)
In re: Certified, Inc., et al., Case No. 09-33115-BKC-RAM (U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Florida)
Goldberg, et al. v. D&E Communications, Inc., et al., Case No. 11-cv-22177-WPD (U.S. Dist. Ct. – Southern District of Florida)