Scott Sakiyama



Scott Sakiyama represents clients in a wide range of enforcement and litigation matters. His work includes the representation of clients in high-stakes litigation throughout the country in cases involving federal and state consumer protection statutes as well as complex commercial disputes. He also regularly represents clients in enforcement matters before federal and state agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general.

Scott has an active appellate practice in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. He has been involved in the SEC’s enforcement program, including the Wells process and the emerging issues surrounding the agency’s whistleblower programs and employee protections thereunder.

He has an active pro bono practice that includes criminal and civil rights matters. He also has been appointed to serve as a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee’s Investigative Division and as a commissioner on the Village of Oak Park’s Community Relations Commission.

Prior to joining Orrick, Scott was a partner at Buckley LLP, where he was also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

  • Scott’s recent representations include:

    • Defending mortgage servicers in putative class actions regarding inspection and convenience fees
    • Defending a fintech platform in litigation with a state attorney general involving applicability of the federal preemption of state usury laws
    • Representing large banks in fair lending litigation
    • Defending a large jewelry store company in class actions regarding practices related to credit card applications
    • Representing a large bank in a CFPB investigation of its practices
    • Representing a nonbank institution in a DOJ investigation alleging fair lending violations
    • Representing a former chief operating officer of a publicly traded engine manufacturing company in lawsuit alleging violations of the whistleblower protections under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts