The Securities Law Firm of Menzer & Hill, P.A. is proud to announce that on August 1, 2011, Scott Adkins has joined the firm as litigation counsel.
Mr. Adkins focuses his practice on arbitrations and class actions for defrauded investors, as well as derivative and fiduciary litigation in corporate matters. Mr. Adkins comes to Menzer & Hill with over a decade’s broad experience across a wide spectrum of complex securities and corporate litigation and arbitration matters, obtained at some of the nation’s most renowned law firms.
Upon graduation with honors from The George Washington University Law School, Mr. Adkins served as law clerk to The Honorable Daniel T.K. Hurley. Later, Mr. Adkins clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for The Honorable Alice M. Batchelder.
In addition to his clerkships, Mr. Adkins practiced with some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious corporate law firms, including Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and O’Melveny & Myers. At Skadden Arps and O’Melveny, Mr. Adkins worked on several high profile securities litigation matters, where hundreds of millions (and sometimes, billions) of dollars were at stake.
After Skadden Arps, Mr. Adkins joined the predecessor firm of Robbins Geller, the largest plaintiffs’ class action firm in the country, where Mr. Adkins routinely ran large securities class actions and regularly appeared in federal district and appellate courts around the country on behalf of defrauded investors.
With the decline in securities class actions, Mr. Adkins turned to securities arbitrations and prevailed against broker-dealer Securities America for its involvement in two multi-hundred million dollar Ponzi schemes, leading to substantial recoveries for investors.
Mr. Adkins is a former United States Marine, who is admitted to practice in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, and in every federal appellate circuit in the United States, as well as numerous federal district courts throughout the country.