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Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1990

A.B., Augustana College, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois 

Court Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Scott Solberg is one of the founding partners of Eimer Stahl LLP and co- lead of the firm's Commercial Litigation section.  His practice involves complex commercial litigation and counseling across diverse subject matters, including antitrust/competition law, commercial torts, contracts, securities litigation, products liability, and intellectual property litigation.  Scott has represented corporate clients in a variety of industries including oil refining and marketing, chemical manufacturing, engineering, consumer electronics, health insurance and agricultural cooperative/food products.  In addition to traditional federal and state court litigation and arbitration proceedings, Scott also represents and counsels clients in connection with grand jury investigations and other government investigations of antitrust, securities and other business matters, as well as internal investigations of various business practices.  Before co-founding Eimer Stahl in July 2000, Scott was a partner in Sidley Austin’s Chicago office.

Highlighted Cases

  • Obtaining summary judgment for an oil refiner in a series of lawsuits brought by terminated franchised distributors and dealers, including a purported class action seeking in excess of $200 million in damages allegedly caused by the refiner's decision to stop marketing gasoline under the "Union 76" brand (Draeger v. Uno-Ven and Stop-n-Go v. Uno-Ven). 
  • Obtaining dismissal with prejudice for Union Carbide Corporation against illegal dividend and unjust enrichment claims brought by its former subsidiary, Ucar Carbon Company, seeking in excess of $300 million in allegedly illegal dividends paid by the plaintiff to Union Carbide (Ucar v. Union Carbide).
  • Defeating class certification in a federal antitrust class action lawsuit brought by direct purchasers of plastics additives (In re Plastics Additives Antitrust Litigation).
  • Defending a major dairy cooperative in direct and indirect purchaser class action lawsuits alleging an industry-wide conspiracy to reduce the supply of raw milk (Edwards v. NMPF, et al. and First Impressions v. NMPF, et al.).
  • Defending a steel manufacturer in direct and indirect purchaser class action lawsuits alleging conspiracy to restrict the supply of steel produced in the United States (Standard Iron Works v. Arcelor Mittal, et al.).
  • Representing a Fortune 50 company in a technology licensing dispute before an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration panel in Hong Kong.
  • Representing a major healthcare insurer in cost recovery actions against health care providers for fraudulent or otherwise illicit practices.

Scott serves on the board of Metropolitan Family Services and the Legal Aid Society of Chicago.  Scott has received the highest peer ranking by Martindale, and is also recognized in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.  

  • Obtaining summary judgment for an oil refiner in a series of lawsuits brought by terminated franchised distributors and dealers, including a purported class action seeking in excess of $200 million in damages allegedly caused by the refiner's decision to stop marketing gasoline under the "Union 76" brand (Draeger v. Uno-Ven and Stop-n-Go v. Uno-Ven). 
  • Obtaining dismissal with prejudice for Union Carbide Corporation against illegal dividend and unjust enrichment claims brought by its former subsidiary, Ucar Carbon Company, seeking in excess of $300 million in allegedly illegal dividends paid by the plaintiff to Union Carbide (Ucar v. Union Carbide).
  • Defeating class certification in a federal antitrust class action lawsuit brought by direct purchasers of plastics additives (In re Plastics Additives Antitrust Litigation).
  • Defending a major dairy cooperative in direct and indirect purchaser class action lawsuits alleging an industry-wide conspiracy to reduce the supply of raw milk (Edwards v. NMPF, et al. and First Impressions v. NMPF, et al.).
  • Defending a steel manufacturer in direct and indirect purchaser class action lawsuits alleging conspiracy to restrict the supply of steel produced in the United States (Standard Iron Works v. Arcelor Mittal, et al.).
  • Representing a Fortune 50 company in a technology licensing dispute before an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration panel in Hong Kong.
  • Representing a major healthcare insurer in cost recovery actions against health care providers for fraudulent or otherwise illicit practices.
  • Representing CITGO Petroleum Corporation in a two-week jury trial of a personal injury lawsuit arising out of a chemical release at one of its refineries, with the jury awarding only nominal damages despite liability, injury and causation being determined prior to trial (Bland v. CITGO).
  • Representing an oil refiner in numerous trademark infringement actions against resellers of lubricants, gasoline and/or other petroleum products for passing off products from other sources under the refiner's brand and trademarks.
  • Representing various defendants, including Corn Products Corporation, Andersen LLP, and Hollinger Inc., in federal securities fraud class actions and related shareholder derivative lawsuits.
  • Representing corporations, accounting firms and individuals in connection with grand jury investigations and related investigations by the Department of Justice and/or the Securities and Exchange Commission.