Stuart H. Singer
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Areas of Practice
Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1981; Editor & President, Harvard Law Review; Sears Prize
Northwestern University, M.A., highest distinction, Communication Studies, 1978
Northwestern University, B.S., highest distinction, Communication Studies, 1978; National Collegiate Debate Championship, 1978
Associate Justice Byron R. White, United States Supreme Court, 1981-1983
Significant recent representations include:
- Representation of NASCAR in defense of antitrust litigation brought by Kentucky Speedway alleging monopolization of top-level stock car racing. In 2008, the U.S. District Court entered summary judgment in favor of NASCAR, which was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit in 2009.
- Defense of Fresh Del Monte Produce in antitrust litigation alleging monopolization of the fresh pineapple business. In 2009, the district court (SDNY) entered summary judgment in favor of Fresh Del Monte which was affirmed in December 2010 by the Second Circuit. Case recognized by Daily Business Review for "Most Effective Lawyer" in class action litigation for 2009.
- Lead counsel for certified class of over 2,000,000 current and former Amway distributors in action in federal court in California. In December 2012, the district court granted final approval to settlement of action involving substantial economic and injunctive relief, following favorable rulings, affirmed by the 9th Circuit.
- Procured dismissal with prejudice of claims brought in S. D. Fla. by bankruptcy trustee against former officers and directors of travel business affirmed by Eleventh Circuit in 2010; case recognized by Daily Business Review for "Most Effective Lawyer" in area of bankruptcy for 2008.
- Currently co-lead counsel for investors in class action suit arising from the largest source of financing, Fairfield Sentry, funds, into the Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme. Case has resulted in important rulings upholding the right of investors to prosecute federal and state claims. .
- Representation of FPL Energy in litigation in federal court in Wisconsin over uranium supply contracts; obtained favorable ruling on summary judgment in July 2008.
- Current representation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in litigation against GoDaddy.com under the Federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
Mr. Singer's current representations also include defense of professional liability claims for leading law firms, defense of corporate officers in securities fraud cases, and defense of a leading insurance company in complex litigation and investigative matters. Mr. Singer is also lead counsel in the firm's pro bono representation of a certified class of 1.5 million children seeking to enforce federal Medicaid rights in federal court in Florida, for which the Florida Medical Association in October 2012 recognized Mr. Singer with its Distinguished Layman Award.
Mr. Singer is a member of the American Law Institute (and appointed to the 2012 selection committee for the ALI's Young Scholars Medal), the American Bar Foundation, former chair of the Florida Bar's Committee on Civil Rules, and has spoken widely to professional groups on litigation, constitutional law and antitrust topics. He has previously taught on the adjunct faculty at the University of Miami law school. Mr. Singer has served on the board of directors of the New World Symphony, is a Life Trustee of the Vizcayan Foundation, and currently is a member of the governing board of the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues and of the Dean's Council of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Mr. Singer serves on the ABA's Standing Committee on Amicus Briefs.
Selected Professional Awards and AssociationsMember, American Law Institute
LawDragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2006- present
Chambers & Partners Guide to Leading Lawyers for Business, 2005 – present
Best Lawyers in America, 2006 – present (Also named 2010 “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year” for Miami area)
Daily Business Review “Most Effective Lawyer” recognition in 2008 (bankruptcy) and 2009 (class actions)
Selected Publications and Presentations
Trade Secrets: Law & Practice, with David Quinto, (Oxford University Press, December 2008)
Note, Damage Awards for Constitutional Torts, 93 Harv. L. Rev. 966 (1980)
Case Comment, Good Faith Immunity of Municipalities Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, 94 Harv. L. Rev. 215 (1980)
Mock trial participant, ABA Antitrust Section, Spring Meeting, 2006
The BSF Report: Spring 2013 (03.08.2013)
BSF Attorneys Negotiate Settlement for Madoff ‘Feeder Fund’ Investors (November 6, 2012)
Eighteen BSF Attorneys Named 2011 Super Lawyers (Recognition)
Supreme Court Grants BSF's Cert Petition in Securities Case (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)
After a Decade of Antitrust Litigation, An Extra-Sweet Victory for Fresh Del Monte (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)
Eleven BSF Attorneys Named 2010 Florida Super Lawyers (2010 Florida Super Lawyers)
Other BSF Cases of Interest (Winter 2010)
Firm Newsletter: Winter 2010 (02.17.2010)
BSF Tallies Another Victory for NASCAR (Winter 2010)
BSF Bats Down Antitrust Claims Against Fresh Del Monte (Winter 2010)
BSF Successfully Defends NASCAR in Sixth Circuit Appeal (December 11, 2009)
Boies, Schiller & Flexner Commences Trial to Enforce Federal Medicaid Rights for Children (Press Release, December 7, 2009)
Firm Report: May 2009 (May 2009)
Ten BSF Attorneys Named 2009 Florida Super Lawyers (2009 Florida Super Lawyers)
Unprecedented Attempt to hold Directors Responsible Thwarted (December 8, 2008)
BSF and its client, Fresh Del Monte Win on Appeal (November 6, 2008)
Firm Report: July 2008 (07.28.2008)
Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)
Firm Cited for Landmark Pro Bono Litigation on Behalf of 1.6 Million Florida Children (January 14, 2008, at A1)
Firm Report: July/August 2007 (Vol. 2, Issue II) (08.22.2007)
Firm Report: April 2007 (Vol. 2, Issue I) (04.01.2007)
Firm Report: July 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue II) (07.01.2006)
Florida Pediatricians Sue State Over Children’s Healthcare (December 5, 2005)