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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 50 appeals, including arguments before the United States Supreme Court, twelve different United States Courts of Appeals, and five state appellate courts, including two state supreme courts.  He has also argued more than 45 dispositive motions in federal district courts and state trial courts, and has served as lead trial counsel in bench trials in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels.

Noteworthy Representations

New York State Telecomms. Ass’n v. James, No. 21-1975 (2d Cir. Jan. 12, 2023)

North Carolina ex rel. Expert Discovery, LLC v. AT&T Corp., – S.E.2d –, 2022-NCCOA-837 (2022)

Autauga County Emergency Management Communication District v. FCC, 17 F.4th 88 (11th Cir. 2021)

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

Peerless Network, Inc. v. MCI Communications Services, Inc., No. 18-2747 (7th Cir. Jan. 14, 2019)

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