Robert A. Scher is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses on complex commercial and civil litigation. Mr. Scher counsels corporations and individuals in a wide range of industries, including health care, sports, media, technology, insurance, and pharma, and has represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, and other modes of alternative dispute resolution. He is chair of the firm’s New York Litigation Department as well as chair of the firm’s National Recruiting Committee. Mr. Scher is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practices, and the Health Care Industry Team.
Mr. Scher is a member of the firm’s Health Care Litigation Working Group, and serves as lead partner of Foley’s New York office Anthem team. He has led major securities class action cases, including for a Big 4 accounting firm.
Mr. Scher was a partner at Friedman, Wang & Bleiberg, P.C. before the firm joined Foley in July 2004. He also served as an assistant district attorney for New York County from 1986-1990.
Mr. Scher received his J.D. from Duke University (1986), where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a member of the Duke Law Journal. He earned his B.A. from Tufts University (magna cum laude, 1983).
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Mr. Scher is admitted to the New York Bar; the First Circuit Court of Appeals; the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York. He is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Scher serves on the board of directors of The Food Bank for Westchester.