Scott Fischer works with members of the firm’s finance team focusing on multiple aspects of insurance representations, including restructuring and bankruptcy, transactional, and regulatory matters. Scott joined Morgan Lewis in 2018 following more than six years of service in state government, most recently serving as executive deputy superintendent for insurance at the New York State Department of Financial Services, where he led several hundred employees in supervising approximately 1,700 insurers operating in New York with assets exceeding $4.2 trillion.
Prior to taking that post, Scott was first deputy general counsel and then special deputy superintendent at the New York Liquidation Bureau, where he managed a staff of more than 200 employees overseeing the liquidation proceedings of more than 25 domestic insurers, handling thousands of claims eligible for New York insurance security fund coverage, and distributing more than $500 million in claim payments and estate dividends. Earlier government positions include senior counsel at New York State Insurance Department and assistant attorney general at the New York State Office of Attorney General. Scott began his legal practice as an associate at a number of other global law firms.
New York University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
Dickinson College, 1993, B.A., magna cum laude
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Finance: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Member, New York City Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee
Member, New York Bar Association
Member, Association of Life Insurance Council
Member, Insurance Federation of New York
Executive Editor, NYU School of Law, Review of Law and Social Change