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Scattini, Damian
Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3888
Tel: +61 2 9146 3500 Fax: +61 2 9146 3600

Damian Scattini is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office. He has over 30 years’ commercial litigation experience in the Federal Court of Australia and state Supreme Courts.

Damian is one of the leading corporate plaintiff and class actions lawyers in Australia.

He has represented many thousands of individuals, partnerships and companies in hundreds of actions, both in Australia and the USA.

Currently, Damian is representing thousands of businesses that suffered losses because of the months long lockdown following the State of Victoria’s botched operation of hotel quarantine. This class action goes to mediation on November 14, 2024. If it does not settle at mediation, it will go to trial on September 1, 2025.

Damian is also representing Australian and international shareholders in securities class actions against ASX listed corporations, including ASX 100 companies, Insurance Australia Group Limited and Medibank Limited.

Clients regularly comment on his strategic acumen, judgment, professionalism and relentless drive to generate successful outcomes for his clients.

  • Developed and implemented  redress schemes with Australia’s leading banks on behalf of thousands of individuals who had been leveraged into inappropriate loans by a collapsed financial planning company. The Storm Financial Resolution Schemes became the template for other redress schemes following the 2008 financial crisis.  The various redress schemes resulted in compensation to investors worth over $300 million.
  • Led Australia's largest class action to date in relation to Queensland's devastating 2011 floods.
  • Was the first to file and settle a securities class action under the new class action regime in the Supreme Court of Queensland.
  • He has acted in numerous product liability cases, including for the families and survivors after two Australian Army helicopters crashed, killing 18 special forces troops and injuring others.
  • Conducted to judgment or settlement over 500 negligence and misleading and deceptive conduct claims against hotel operators, property developers and associated professional firms arising out of property marketing scams in Australia.
  • Queensland University of Technology
    (LLB, 1989)
  • University of Queensland
    (BA, 1985)
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales and Queensland
  • High Court and Federal Court of Australia
  • Recognized by Lawdragon 500 Global 2024 Class Action Litigation
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 - 2024 for Product Liability Litigation.
  • Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 – 2024 Australia for Dispute Resolution and Class Actions, where his noted as being a “field expert” and bringing “insightful leadership” to his cases.
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Member and former Governor, American Association for Justice (formally the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Member, Law Council of Australia, Federal Litigation Section’s Class Action Committee
  • Former Chair and Elected Executive Member, Law Council of Australia, Legal Practice Section
  • Former Chair, Law Council of Australia Consumer Law Committee
  • Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice