Scott J. Street
Scott Street began his career as a journalist, first writing sports stories for the UCLA Daily Bruin and then investigative pieces for the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, DC. That led him into his second career, performing political research and strategy for political campaigns and companies around the country. His clients (or employers, depending on how you look at it) included a former president, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, a presidential candidate, governors and mayors.
During that time, Scott attended (and graduated, with honors) from Loyola Law School, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. Scott edited Loyola’s Entertainment Law Review Board and served on the school’s Moot Court Honors Board. He completed a judicial externship for Ninth Circuit Judge Kim M. Wardlaw and also published several articles on constitutional law.
Scott started his legal career at the global law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer& Feld, where he worked closely with lawyers across the firm, from Texas to London. At Akin Gump, he was a key part of the team of appellate lawyers that upheld the biggest judgment ever issued against an individual trustee (Uzyel v. Kadisha, 188 Cal. App. 4th 866 (2010)). He also argued an immigration case, pro bono, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and convinced the court to vacate his client’s deportation order based on the ineffective assistance of the client’s prior lawyer (Baghdasaryan v. Holder, Case No. 06-71851 (9th Cir. Feb. 25, 2011)).
Scott’s work includes a broad range of business litigation and trial work, on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the table. Of note, Scott participated in a high-profile civil rights trial against the LAPD; he also handled several other high-profile civil rights cases across Southern California. He defended a regional bank in a purported class action based on its use of the “365/360” method to calculate interest on short-term loans. He defended a commercial real estate broker against negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He also helped defend an appliance manufacturer in a $10 million products liability case filed by a local magazine publisher (the case was settled favorably just before trial).
Scott’s clients include real estate companies, developers, Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, public interest organizations and individuals. He also continues to advise political candidates and government officials. And he is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of Five Acres, the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles, and on the Advisory Board of the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
Scott is an avid golfer and lives in Pasadena.