Practice Groups and Client Sectors:Financial Services, Litigation, Technology, Education, Universities, and Endowments, Private Client
Areas of Focus:Corporate Governance, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation
Scott R. Raber is a Partner in Rimon’s Litigation and Private Client teams. He specializes in complex business, employment, trade secret and fiduciary matters. His clients include established companies, start-ups, professional groups, and senior-level executives across technology, financial, biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, and internet-related industries.
Mr. Raber’s practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes, including those involving investor, shareholder and partnership rights; employment compensation and wrongful termination; trade secret theft; business torts; unfair competition; and consumer class action defense.
Mr. Raber has extensive experience prosecuting and defending claims in federal and state trial courts, and before private arbitration panels. While Mr. Raber focuses on litigation and arbitration, he also regularly counsels clients on a variety of legal and business matters, including internal investigations, litigation avoidance, employment agreements, employment compliance issues, trade secret protection, and contract negotiations and performance.
In addition, Mr. Raber provides outsourced general counsel services for a national mortgage lender, overseeing litigation matters pending across the country, and recently served as a court-appointed receiver overseeing the disposition of disputed internet domains.
Before joining Rimon, Mr. Raber practiced with the international law firm of Latham & Watkins in New York and San Francisco, and at two other Bay Area litigation boutiques.
- Represented network infrastructure solutions provider in actions arising from technology asset purchase agreement and defendants’ failure to relinquish internet domain and related data. Obtained preliminary injunction against defendants, enjoining transfer and spoliation
- Represented radiologist with respect to claims against his former group for unpaid deferred compensation, and defended counterclaims of over $2 million. Client prevailed entirely on his claims, defeated the group’s causes of action, and was awarded attorneys’ fees
- Represented researcher in connection with claims arising from a laboratory’s investigation into scientific misconduct. Assumed responsibility for the case from a large, national law firm, and following mediation settled the matter for a substantial six-figure sum without filing a formal complaint
- Represented homeowners concerning their claims for bad faith breach of the duty to defend against a national title insurance company. Obtained a liability judgment on behalf of claimants that provided for direct and consequential damages; punitive damages; and attorneys’ fees. After the first day of hearing in the damages phase, the case resolved for a substantial seven-figure sum, reflecting the punitive damages award.
- Represented defrauded party to contract in federal jury trial. Following one day of deliberations, the jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages totaling $1.9 million
- Represented former chief executive officer of a prominent internet retailer against well-known media mogul, and several entities in which he held a controlling interest. Claimant sought the return and rightful valuation of stock options, which he alleged were converted by the defendants. Following a five-week arbitration, claimant prevailed on his claims, and defeated all counterclaims against him
- Represented defrauded hedge fund investors in an action against their former investment advisors and accountants. After obtaining a mistrial following jury selection, and several favorable rulings during retrial of the matter, the parties settled on highly favorable terms
- Represented grocery chain against its distribution and logistics vendor. Case settled halfway into trial, resulting in important modifications to the business relationship between the companies, and a favorable outcome for the client
- Defended founder of early-stage technology company against injunctive relief, trade secret, breach of fiduciary duty, and related claims brought by company and venture capital investors seeking to dilute the ownership interest of defendant, and remove him from the company’s board. Case settled on very favorable terms after six months of highly contentious litigation
- Represented emergency physician medical management group and large hospital system in action brought by competing emergency physicians claiming that the management group’s operations constituted unfair business practices, illegal corporate practice of medicine, and improper fee-splitting. Case resolved on highly favorable terms after several successful rulings prior to trial
- Represented estate of public university benefits plan participant regarding appeal from denial of initial claim for retirement benefits. Obtained a full reversal of initial denial resulting in a multi-million dollar judgment on behalf of the client.
Memberships & Associations
- Federal Bar Association (Past President, Northern District of California Chapter 2002-2004)
- Legal Research and Writing Instructor, UC Hastings College of the Law (Past)
- Leah’s Pantry, Board of Directors (2010-present)
News, Events, & Insights
Employment Laws Simplified. Quick review of Federal and California state employment and labor laws that employers need to comply with as they grow
Insights February 06, 2016
California Labor Commissioner Rejects Former Uber Driver’s “Independent Contractor” Status
Insights June 22, 2015
Court of Appeal Cases Create Confusion About The Enforceability of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
Insights July 02, 2012