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Robert Scheef

New York Office
New York Office

One Bryant Park
47th Floor
New York, NY 10036
TEL: 212.402.9484 FAX: 212.402.9444

Robert Scheef is a principal in the New York office of McKool Smith.  Mr. Scheef focuses on complex business litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving complex financial products, corporate governance, securities law, and consumer law.  He also has significant experience defending companies in civil and criminal government investigations and enforcement proceedings involving federal and state securities laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Mr. Scheef is Co-Chair of the firm’s mortgage-backed securities task force and regularly represents hedge funds and institutional investors in pursuing recoveries on MBS portfolios. 

Representative Matters

Prior to joining McKool Smith:

  • Represented an insurance company in its $10 billion lawsuit against Bank of America alleging fraud and securities law violations in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented a hedge fund in pursuing claims for the repurchase of mortgages worth more than $2 billion due to breaches of contractual representations and warranties.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of the New York Attorney General’s Martin Act claims against a “Main Street” financial services firm relating to its auction rate securities practices.
  • In a multijurisdictional dispute between a real estate investment trust and former co-owners of a portfolio company, obtained summary judgment on breach of contract claims asserted by, and dismissal of breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims asserted against, the investment trust.
  • Successfully defended a consumer reporting agency in multiple actions against Fair Credit Reporting Act and defamation claims.  Actions were favorably settled or voluntarily dismissed after limited discovery.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in New York by Super Lawyers (2013)