Former SEC Prosecutor
and Wall Street Defense Counsel
Toll Free: 800.975.4345
11780 W Sample Rd
Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Scott L. Silver is the managing partner of Silver Law Group, a nationally-recognized securities and investment fraud law firm. We are passionate investor advocates for victims of Wall Street malfeasance and only represent investors and employees in claims against brokerage firms, investment advisors, hedge funds, and other members of the financial services industry. Since the inception of the SEC Whistleblower Program, we have been leaders in the field and represent multiple SEC whistleblowers. We speak frequently on the topic at industry conferences, law schools and elsewhere and frequently write about the SEC whistleblower program and how to best maximize an award.
Scott focuses his law practice on whistleblower claims, securities arbitration, and litigation and plaintiff-side class action litigation. Scott also routinely serves as counsel to receivers and trustees in matters relating to the recovery of investor losses in Ponzi schemes.
Scott holds a Martindale Hubbell Preeminent “AV” Rating, which is given for general ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Silver frequently speaks at national trial lawyer conferences, law schools, and community events about investment fraud matters and avoiding the “wolves” of Wall Street.
Initially from New York, Scott graduated from the University of Miami, School of Law in 1996 and joined Gusrae Kaplan, a Wall Street law firm that was founded by a former Chief Attorney of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and specializes in the defense of brokerage firms in FINRA, SEC, NYSE, and court matters. While working at Gusrae Kaplan, Scott learned the strategies employed by brokerage firms to defend against investor claims.
In 2002, Scott Silver relocated to south Florida, where he brought his insight and understanding of the inner workings of Wall Street, becoming a named partner in a leading plaintiff’s firm.
In April 2011, the Silver Law Group was formed with a team of litigators, all with experience in the securities industry. Scott still maintains strong ties to New York and regularly represents investors in and around New York. Silver Law Group has offices in New York and Florida.
Scott has served as trial counsel in several cases and arbitrations including a $7 million FINRA arbitration award against former UBS Financial Services, Inc.’s broker Gary Gross in 2009. Scott was awarded the 2009 Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyer award for securities litigation for his work on the Gary Gross case. In 2010 and 2011, Scott was nominated for inclusion in Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite. In 2022, Scott was re-elected as the co-chair of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) Securities Litigation Group, a position he still holds.
With extensive experience in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the National Futures Association (NFA), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Scott has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved investors through arbitration and the courts. He has represented clients throughout the United States as well as in Europe, South America, Israel, and elsewhere.
Scott frequently contributes to various publications and has authored numerous articles relating to securities and investment fraud, and recently wrote a widely accepted primer on the SEC’s Whistleblower program.Professional Recognition
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1996
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1993
American Association of Justice
Chairman of the Securities Committee
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Scott Silver, managing partner of Silver Law Group, regularly speaks to legal and other groups about how to avoid being a victim of investment fraud and other topics. Please contact Scott's office at 954-755-4799 if you would like him to speak to your group.
In July 2022, Scott Silver delivered a presentation on recovering money from ponzi schemes at the AAJ annual convention. The presentation focused on three key areas – reporting frauds to the SEC Whistleblower office, class actions against third party professionals and FINRA arbitration claims against the selling financial advisors.
In October, 2019, Scott Silver delivered a presentation on variable annuity fraud at the 28th PIABA annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The speech dealt with how arbitration cases can be won to recover losses from unsuitable annuity and life insurance recommendations.
On November 7, 2019, Scott Silver, managing partner of Silver Law Group, and Jay Berkowitz, CEO and founder of marketing agency Ten Golden Rules, delivered a presentation to members of the South Florida Interactive Marketers Association (SFIMA) in Pompano Beach, Florida. Scott and Jay's entertaining and informative presentation addressed how Silver Law Group and Ten Golden Rules have used digital marketing to reach potential clients.
On July 28, 2014, during the 2014 AAJ Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, Scott gave a well-received presentation titled "How to Win an Alternative Investment Case." AAJ is the world's largest trial bar and promotes justice and fairness for injured persons and safeguards victims' rights. The theme of the presentation focused on the rise of Alternative Investment or Product cases over the last several years.