Scott Chesin, New York Law Journal Rising Star
5 June 2013
New York Law Journal
Partner, Mayer Brown
Scott Chesin is a partner in Mayer Brown's Supreme Court and appellate practice group. He is regularly hired to begin working on appeals before they start and has developed a specialty advising clients on legal strategy in anticipation of jury trials, as well as briefing and arguing legal issues during trial.
Scott has served as “legal strategy” counsel during three high-stakes jury trials since 2011. He has handled pretrial motions in a half dozen other cases; and he is slated to appear in three upcoming trials in 2013.
Scott has filed more than two dozen briefs in the New York appellate courts alone and he has argued cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Appellate Division, First and Second departments.
Pro Bono / Civic Work
Scott has represented a criminal defendant in sentencing proceedings in the Eastern District. At the request of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, he has represented a former state senator who filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court appeal challenging New York 's system for electing judges. At the request of the New York State Defenders Association, he has represented a group of six ex-members of the New York Board of Parole, acting as amici in a Third Department case challenging the board's procedures for rescinding grants of parole.
Scott is supervising a large pro bono project in conjunction with the Bronx Defenders office, representing women whose children have been removed from their custody by New York City's Administration for Children's Services because of marijuana use in the home. He has served for two years on the board of directors of the Family Annex, a Columbia-affiliated preschool in upper Manhattan.
Mayer Brown, 2004-present; deputy director, ballot access and delegate selection, Clark for President Inc., 2003-2004; clerk, Second Circuit Judge Pierre Leval, 2002-2003
J.D., Columbia Law School, 2002; A.B., Harvard College, 1998
"I'm not building skyscrapers and I'm not feeding the hungry but I am representing the interests of people who need to be represented and who need assistance."
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