Scott L. SilverManaging Partner
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.
From 2013 through the present, Scott serves as the co-chairman of the Securities and Investment Fraud group of the American Association for Justice. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims' rights and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. AAJ was formerly known as the American Trial Lawyer’s Association (ATLA). Scott proudly dedicates substantial time to the organization which has bolstered investor rights and advocates for improving the FINRA arbitration system and access to the courts when possible.Professional Experience
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.Receivership Practice
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:
SEC v. Natural Diamonds Investment Co., et al., H.S. Management Group LLC, et al., Case No. 9:19-CV-80633-Rosenberg (U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida) Scott Silver is approved by a federal judge to work as counsel to an SEC receiver on an alleged complex Ponzi scheme involving diamonds and other alternative investments.
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) As counsel to the receiver, Silver Law Group obtained a substantial recovery for victims from a national brokerage firm.
In re: Certified, Inc., et al., Case No. 09-33115-BKC-RAM (U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Florida) As counsel to the receiver, Scott Silver was instrumental in settling a large case against an international bank.
Goldberg, et al. v. D&E Communications, Inc., et al., Case No. 11-cv-22177-WPD (U.S. Dist. Ct. – Southern District of Florida) As counsel to the receiver, Scott Silver brought multiple claims against profiteers for clawbacks of unearned profits.Professional Recognition
- 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)
Legal News & Review radio interview with Scott Silver:Scott Silver's Speaking Engagements
Scott Silver, managing partner of Silver Law Group, regularly speaks to legal and other groups about how to avoid being a victim of investment fraud and other topics. Please contact Scott's office at 954-755-4799 if you would like him to speak to your group.
Scott Silver Presents At 2019 PIABA Meeting On Variable Annuity Fraud
In October, 2019, Scott Silver delivered a presentation on variable annuity fraud at the 28th PIABA annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The speech dealt with how arbitration cases can be won to recover losses from unsuitable annuity and life insurance recommendations.
Scott Silver Presents At South Florida Interactive Marketers Association (SFIMA)
On November 7, 2019, Scott Silver, managing partner of Silver Law Group, and Jay Berkowitz, CEO and founder of marketing agency Ten Golden Rules, delivered a presentation to members of the South Florida Interactive Marketers Association (SFIMA) in Pompano Beach, Florida. Scott and Jay's entertaining and informative presentation addressed how Silver Law Group and Ten Golden Rules have used digital marketing to reach potential clients.
Scott Silver Presents "How to Win an Alternative Investment Case" at the 2014 American Association of Justice Annual Convention
On July 28, 2014, during the 2014 AAJ Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, Scott gave a well-received presentation titled "How to Win an Alternative Investment Case." AAJ is the world's largest trial bar and promotes justice and fairness for injured persons and safeguards victims' rights. The theme of the presentation focused on the rise of Alternative Investment or Product cases over the last several years.
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1996
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1993
New York Bar, 1997
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2002
American Association of Justice (Chairman of the Securities Committee)
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)
AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, 2010-2011
Florida Super Lawyer, 2009
Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer in Securities Litigation, 2009
Member, CLI Securities Exchange Commission, 1995-1996