Elliot Harvey Schatmeier focuses his practice on civil litigation, arbitration, and securities. He has substantial experience representing financial institutions in business disputes, including breach of contract and business tort cases, commercial fraud, and disputes arising from complex business transactions.
He has appeared in both state and federal court and has been involved in several trials. He has represented Fortune 500 companies and large private companies in the technology, banking, real estate, healthcare, entertainment, and cannabis industries.
In securities matters, he represents publicly-traded broker-dealers in lawsuits and in customer dispute arbitrations. In cannabis matters, Elliot represents a host of businesses, including venture capital firms, commercial lenders, and ancillary businesses in lawsuits and arbitrations around the country.
Elliot’s experience includes not only complex civil disputes, but also several white collar matters. He has achieved pre- and post-indictment resolutions for doctors and other healthcare professionals in healthcare cases brought by local District Attorney’s Offices. In cases where criminal charges were filed, Elliot achieved favorable resolutions without criminal convictions.
Prior to joining the firm, Elliot worked at Kirkland & Ellis in New York, where he represented board members, C-suite executives, and corporations in connection with complex commercial transactions and government investigations. He has also represented defendants in several consumer protection and securities class actions.
Elliot is a graduate of Columbia Law School. While in law school, Elliot externed at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted several dozen domestic violence cases. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Henry B. Pitman of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.