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  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1992
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1989

    Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

Board Member, Historical Society for the United States District Court, D.N.J.

New Jersey State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Joseph R. Scholz

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  • T: 973.639.6999
    F: 973.297.3731
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Joseph Scholz is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully litigated disputes in federal and state courts and arbitrations for over twenty years. He has represented a number of major financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations and business executives at the trial level, and has also won significant appellate victories in the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the New York Court of Appeals.

Throughout his career, a primary focus of Joe’s practice has been trial advocacy. He is a tenacious advocate who has handled matters for corporations and executives across a broad range of industries, including financial services, commodities producers, accounting firms and pharmaceutical developers. His cases have involved numerous substantive areas of law, including securities, employment, contracts, environmental, fraud investigations, bankruptcy, and intellectual property rights.

He has extensive experience representing financial services companies and derivatives brokers in complex litigation concerning the hiring and firing of brokers, the enforceability of restrictive covenants, and raiding cases.

Representative Matters

Represented chief executive officer of a leading inter-dealer broker in a FINRA arbitration and a related state court case against a rival company concerning brokers of credit derivatives and the impact of the credit crisis on the market.
Represented the State of New Jersey in a litigation against the State of New York that resulted in a significant victory in favor of our client at the New York Court of Appeals, which declared New York’s commuter tax unconstitutional.
Represented former CEO of large telecommunications corporation in two federal court trials against another large telecommunications company concerning compensation and other issues, resulting in a substantial jury verdict in favor of our client.
Represented executives of large financial services company in contract litigation seeking hundreds of millions of dollars, and obtained dismissal of all claims against clients.
Represented global electronics manufacturer in connection with fraud investigation and related litigation brought to recover funds stolen from client.