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Scott H. Angstreich

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Scott Angstreich’s practice encompasses a wide array of regulatory, litigation, and appellate matters, with a particular focus on administrative law and telecommunications.  He has argued more than 45 appeals, including before the United States Supreme Court, twelve different United States Courts of Appeals, and two state supreme courts, as well as more than 25 dispositive motions in federal district courts and state trial courts.

Noteworthy Representations

Johnson v. Copyright Royalty Board, 969 F.3d 363 (D.C. Cir. 2020)

Peerless Network, Inc. v. MCI Communications Services, Inc., 917 F.3d 538 (7th Cir. 2019)

SoundExchange, Inc. v. Copyright Royalty Board, 904 F.3d 41 (D.C. Cir. 2018)

Cobb County v. BellSouth Telecomms., LLC, 802 S.E.2d 686 (Ga. Ct. Appeals 2017)

Johnson v. American Towers, LLC, 781 F.3d 693 (4th Cir. 2015)

U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Verizon Communications Inc., 761 F.3d 409 (5th Cir. 2014)

In re: FCC 11-161, 753 F.3d 1015 (10th Cir. 2014)

Talk America Inc. v. Michigan Bell Tel. Co., 131 S. Ct. 2254 (2011)


The Insiders’ Guide to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in Council of Appellate Lawyers, Appellate Practice Compendium (2012) (co-author, with Andrew S. Oldham)

Shoring Up Chevron: A Defense of Seminole Rock Deference to Agency Regulatory Interpretations, 34 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 49 (2000)

Multinational Merger Review: Lessons from Our Federalism, 68 Antitrust L.J. 219 (2000) (co-author, with Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg)

The Rules Enabling Act and the Limits of Rule 23, 111 Harv. L. Rev. 2294 (1998)

Comment, Timmons v. Twin Cities Area New Party, 111 Harv. L. Rev. 309 (1997)


Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998

  • Executive Editor, 1997-1998; and Editor, 1996-1997, Harvard Law Review

Oxford University, Balliol College, M.Phil., Politics, 1995

Princeton University, A.B., summa cum laude, 1993


Law Clerk, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1998-1999


  • John M. Olin Research Fellow in Law and Economics, Harvard Law School, 1999-2000
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999-2000

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