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Scott R. Carvo

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Biography

Scott is an eDiscovery expert whose practice focuses on general litigation matters and includes restrictive covenant, employment, and tax litigation along with an expertise in eDiscovery. Specifically, Scott has represented businesses of various types in obtaining or opposing injunctive relief.  He is experienced in several aspects of dispute resolution, including claim and settlement negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and civil litigation. Scott has practiced before state and federal courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, and has appeared before additional local government entities. His eDiscovery experience includes overseeing and participating in several large scale reviews utilizing several different systems including Concordance, Summation, Vestigate and Relativity, along with motion practice regarding eDiscovery issues. Scott is co-chair of the firm's Data Analytics + eDiscovery Practice Group.

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 2005 cum laude
  • University of Michigan B.A. 2002

Admitted

  • 2005, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Michigan

Experience

  • Represented Amway Corp. securing injunctive relief and $26 million arbitration award in suit arising from violations of non-compete and non-solicit obligations and misappropriation of Amway's trade secrets. Quixtar Inc. v. Brady, et al., 2008 WL 5386774 (E.D. Mich. 2008); Quixtar Inc. v. Woodward, et al., 2009 WL 1890578 (Mich. Ct. App. 2009); Amway Global v. Woodward, et al., 2010 WL 3927661 (E.D. Mich. 2010)
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal for Defendant accused of breaching contract and violating restrictive covenants, affirmed on appeal in the Michigan Court of Appeals. VHC, P.C. v. Elshaarawy, M.D., Docket No. 297625 (Mich. App. June 16, 2011)
  • Obtained emergency relief on several occasions for Fifth Third Bank relating to loan defaults including injunctive relief
  • Successfully defended Meritain Health, Inc. in an insurance dispute resulting in no liability for client
  • Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of Cefla Finishing America when employee left and commenced work for a competing business in violation of non-compete and non-solicit obligations
  • Successfully defended physical therapy company alleged to have breached a contract, resulting in zero damages
  • Obtained injunctive relief for Michigan Office Solutions, Inc. in non-competition and non-solicitation case
  • Defended against requests for injunctive relief, successfully obtaining denials
  • Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of mechanical engineering company when employee left and started his own competing business in violation of non-competition agreement
  • Obtained injunctive relief for First American Equipment Finance, Inc. in commercial litigation dispute
  • Co-counsel for a national shoe manufacturer in a multimillion dollar international contract dispute. Handled negotiations and obtained settlement favorable to client
  • Defended Amway Corp. in an arbitration, obtained a dismissal with zero damages
  • E-discovery experience includes overseeing and participating in several large scale reviews utilizing several different systems including Concordance, Summation, Vestigate and Relativity, along with motion practice regarding eDiscovery issues.

Honors & Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2015
  • Moot Court National Team, Gold and Silver Key recipient
  • Member of the Order of the Coif

Leadership

Speaking Engagements

  • "Strategies for Avoiding Common eDiscovery Mistakes," Data Solutions Symposium Spring 2019, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 17, 2019, and Novi, Michigan, April 23, 2019
  • "Case Law Trends and Status of New Michigan Court Rules," Data Solutions Spring Symposium, Troy, Michigan, April 18, 2018
  • "Collecting and Preserving Data from Mobile Devices," Data Solutions Spring Symposium, Novi, Michigan, April 26, 2017
  • "Case Law Trends and the Potential for New Michigan Rules," Data Solutions Spring Symposium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 14, 2017
  • "Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)," Data Solutions Fall Symposium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 23, 2015
  • Data Solutions Symposium, Warner Seminar, Southfield, Michigan, June 24, 2015
  • Data Solutions Symposium, Warner Seminar, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 20, 2015

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