Scott Bayzle litigates commercial disputes for both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses and has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts (trial and appellate levels) and in arbitration tribunals. He focuses his practice on business tort litigation, including cases involving unfair and deceptive trade practices, securities fraud, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and tortious interference with contract.
Scott has extensive experience in corporate class action defense, particularly in the health, life sciences, and financial services industries. He regularly advises clients in claims regarding pricing and billing, staffing, and employment actions in both state and federal court.
He also represents financial institutions in actions involving allegations of lender liability, misrepresentation, negligence, and fraud. Additionally, he represents corporations and their boards of directors related to conflicts of interest, derivative actions, and fiduciary duties.
An experienced litigator, Scott has handled disputes involving insurance coverage and fraud, defamation, First Amendment issues, trusteeship law, ERISA, the Uniform Commercial Code, and a variety of commercial contract disputes. He has also spent considerable time representing the low wealth school districts of North Carolina in the Leandro litigation (see Hoke County Bd. of Ed. v. State).
Scott is a member of Parker Poe's Recruiting Committee and handles pro bono matters for Legal Aid of North Carolina.