Scott T. Sakiyama is Counsel in the Chicago office of Buckley LLP. He represents financial services industry clients in a wide range of enforcement and litigation matters. He has experience with all phases of litigation and has deposed multiple witnesses and examined witnesses during a jury trial and arbitration hearing. Mr. Sakiyama is a member of the Trial Bar in the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Sakiyama’s recent representations include:
- Defending mortgage servicers and lender-placed insurance providers in numerous putative class actions regarding lender-placed insurance practices
- Defending a pharmaceutical CFO in putative securities class action
- A student lender in a CFPB investigation of its practices
- Defending correspondent lenders in lawsuits brought by liquidating trust of bankrupt securitizer alleging breach of contract and indemnification based on purported defects in mortgage loans
Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Sakiyama was a litigation Associate at an AmLaw 100 firm. During law school, he interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Missouri. Pro bono work and community involvement is an important focus for Mr. Sakiyama, who volunteers his time with Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois, Inc. and the Chicago Bar Foundation. He successfully first-chaired a pro bono jury trial which secured 100% of the damages his client sought and was part of a team that successfully pursued post-conviction petition relief for a client that had been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 20 years. Mr. Sakiyama also has been appointed to serve as a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee’s Investigative Division.
Mr. Sakiyama received his J.D. from Washington University in 2010 (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif). During law school, he served as Chief Articles Editor for the Washington University Law Review and was awarded the Jack Garden Humanitarian Award for his contributions to the school’s community. Mr. Sakiyama received his B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University in 2002.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 2, 2019) – Buckley Sandler LLP today announced the promotion of four associates to counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2019. “We are pleased to recognize these four outstanding attorneys who have consistently provided excellent service on behalf of our clients,” said Co-Managing...Press Releases
Buckley Sandler’s Representation Noted in Law360 Article, “HSBC Says High Court Ruling Ends Predatory-Lending Suit”
Buckley Sandler’s representation was noted in an August 8, 2017 Law360 article, “HSBC Says High Court Ruling Ends Predatory-Lending Suit.” The article discussed HSBC’s request to dismiss a suit in which the company could be held accountable for discriminatory lending in Cook County Illinois, saying...In The News
"The Edge Act: Another avenue for removal" by Amanda R. Lawrence, Scott T. Sakiyama, and Nancy H. Turner (American Bar Association)
As any first-year law student could tell you, “Any civil action brought in a State court of which the district courts of the United States have original jurisdiction, may be removed by the defendant or the defendants, to the district court of the United States . . . where such action is pending.”...Articles
"Navigating today’s biometric landscape" by Elizabeth E. McGinn, Scott T. Sakiyama, Magda Gathani, and Garylene D. Javier (Cybersecurity Law Report)
Biometrics-based authentication of payments and other transactions has been on the rise for the past several years, promising unparalleled convenience and security for consumers. However, the distinctive nature of biometric features that confers its advantages is also the source of the technology’s...Articles
"The federal mandatory initial discovery pilot project—18 months in" by Amanda R. Lawrence, Scott T. Sakiyama, and Ian Acker (American Bar Association)
The Judicial Conference of the United States is considering drastic changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that could result in significantly accelerated time frames for the commencement of discovery. The Judicial Conference began testing these changes in a pilot program, and the...Articles
"Intra-franchise no-poach agreements: Recent developments and trends" by Adam Miller and Scott T. Sakiyama (Bloomberg Law)
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has obtained binding settlement agreements from 23 prominent franchisors in the nine months since he announced an initiative to eliminate no-poach clauses nationwide, and he has already expanded beyond the fast-food industry. Scrutiny of the clauses, which...Articles
"Practical considerations for litigating proportionality" by Elizabeth E. McGinn, Scott T. Sakiyama, and Brian W. Bartholomay (Law360)
After years of discussion regarding how the rules of discovery might be improved, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective on Dec. 1, 2015. One of the more prominent amendments involved FRCP 26(b)(1), which was updated to allow discovery of relevant, nonprivileged...Articles