Damian Scattini is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office. Before joining the firm, Damian was a Principal at the largest Australian plaintiff’s class action firm and head of its Queensland class actions practice. He has more than 20 years’ of commercial litigation experience. He is viewed as one of the leading corporate plaintiff and class action lawyers in Australia. Clients regularly comment on his strategic acumen, judgement and ability to generate successful outcomes.
Damian developed an innovative and successful resolution scheme with several of Australia’s largest banks arising out of the collapse of Australia’s largest private financial planning company. This resulted in over $300 million in compensation to thousands of victims, without the need for filing lawsuits. He has been involved in heading a number of prominent class actions including: a class action against the operators of Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam in relation to the January 2011, flooding of thousands of homes and businesses in South-East Queensland. He has acted in numerous product liability cases in the United States as Australian counsel, including representing the families and survivors after two military helicopters collided and crashed, killing 18 Australian special forces troops and injuring several others.