Irving Scher Esq.

Hausfeld Global Litigation Solutions
Scher, Irving

Irving Scher is Senior Counsel in Hausfeld Global Litigation Solutions New York office. Mr. Scher focuses his practice on antitrust, marketing and unfair and deceptive trade practice litigation and counseling. He has wide-ranging experience in antitrust, marketing and advertising matters across a broad spectrum of products and services. He counsels and represents clients in virtually all phases of government investigations and litigation, including national coordination of cases and trial and appellate work. He has served as lead defense counsel in a multitude of major antitrust, marketing and unfair and deceptive trade practice cases.

Mr. Scher previously served as chair of both the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association Antitrust Sections, and is a long-time member of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report. His academic experience includes continuing service as an adjunct professor at New York University (NYU) Law School and co-chairing annual Practising Law Institute (PLI) Antitrust programs for many years.

He has regularly lectured on antitrust matters at American Bar Association (ABA) and New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section meetings and conferences, Law Journal Seminars and the Graduate School of Sales Management & Marketing at Syracuse University.

Mr. Scher received his B.A. from the City University of New York at City College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

He is the author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 76, Living with the Robinson-Patman Act.  This portfolio discusses the antitrust analysis applied to price discrimination, brokerage payments, and discriminatory promotional payments and services, involving both sellers and buyers, under the Robinson-Patman Act, the principal federal antitrust statute governing such practices. Since the Robinson-Patman Act is the most generally applicable statute addressing discriminatory practices in the distribution of commodities, and decisions under that federal statute usually are used for guidance in interpreting other federal and state laws dealing with that subject matter, this portfolio deals almost entirely with Federal Trade Commission and judicial interpretations of the Robinson-Patman Act, and includes counseling guidelines based upon those interpretations.