Scott Street handles a broad range of business litigation and trial work, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Street participated in a high-profile civil rights trial against the LAPD; he also handled several other high-profile civil rights cases in 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).
Mr. Street represents real estate companies, developers, Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, public interest organizations, and individuals. He serves 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.
Mr. Street started his legal career at the global law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he worked closely with lawyers in the firm’s offices worldwide. 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, 416 Fed. Appx. 613, Case No. 06-71851 (9th Cir. Feb. 25, 2011)).
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Street was 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, conducting political research and working on strategy for political campaigns and companies around the country. His clients included a former U.S. president, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, a presidential candidate, governors, and mayors. As an attorney, Mr. Street continues to advise political candidates and government officials.
Mr. Street attended Loyola Law School, where he was a Dean’s Scholar and graduated with honors in 2008. Mr. Street edited Loyola’s Entertainment Law Review and served on the school’s Moot Court Honors Board. He completed a judicial externship with Ninth Circuit Judge Kim M. Wardlaw and has published several articles on constitutional law.
Mr. Street is an avid golfer and lives in Pasadena.