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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, and products liability. 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

  • Representing Union Carbide Corporation in a federal antitrust class action lawsuit brought by direct purchasers of plastics additives, including epoxidized soybean oil.  See In re Plastics Additives Antitrust Litigation, 2010 WL 3431837 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 31, 2010) (denying class certification). 
  • Defending CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a former owner of The Uno-Ven Company, in a series of lawsuits brought by Uno-Ven’s franchised gasoline dealers after its decision to stop marketing gasoline under the 76 brand. See Draeger Oil Co. v. Uno-Ven, 314 F.3d 299 (7th Cir. 2002) (affirming summary judgment for Uno-Ven), and Stop-n-Go v. Uno-Ven, 184 F.3d 672 (7th Cir. 1999) (affirming summary judgment for Uno-Ven).
  • Defending 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.  See Ucar v. Union Carbide Corporation, 2004 WL 137073 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) (dismissing all claims against Union Carbide).
  • Representing CITGO Petroleum Corporation in a two-week jury trial of a personal injury lawsuit arising out of an accidental chemical release at one of CITGO’s refineries.  The jury found no permanent injury and awarded only nominal damages for temporary injuries that were conceded at trial. 
  • Representing various defendants, including Corn Products Corporation, Andersen LLP, and Hollinger Inc., in federal securities fraud class actions and related shareholder derivative lawsuits.

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.  

  • Representing Union Carbide Corporation in a federal antitrust class action lawsuit brought by direct purchasers of plastics additives, including epoxidized soybean oil.  See In re Plastics Additives Antitrust Litigation, 2010 WL 3431837 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 31, 2010) (denying class certification). 
  • Defending CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a former owner of The Uno-Ven Company, in a series of lawsuits brought by Uno-Ven’s franchised gasoline dealers after its decision to stop marketing gasoline under the 76 brand. See Draeger Oil Co. v. Uno-Ven, 314 F.3d 299 (7th Cir. 2002) (affirming summary judgment for Uno-Ven), and Stop-n-Go v. Uno-Ven, 184 F.3d 672 (7th Cir. 1999) (affirming summary judgment for Uno-Ven).
  • Defending 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.  See Ucar v. Union Carbide Corporation, 2004 WL 137073 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) (dismissing all claims against Union Carbide).
  • Representing CITGO Petroleum Corporation in a two-week jury trial of a personal injury lawsuit arising out of an accidental chemical release at one of CITGO’s refineries.  The jury found no permanent injury and awarded only nominal damages for temporary injuries that were conceded at trial. 
  • 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.
  • Representing Land O’ Lakes and other former shareholders of a bankrupt East Chicago, Indiana refinery in CERCLA litigation against the EPA, the bankruptcy trustee, and the former owner of the refinery site.  See In re ECI, 173 B.R. 363 (N.D. Ill. 1994).