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Jenifer A. Scarcella Partner

New York, NY | Direct 212.714.3064Fax 212.868.4841
Newark, NJ | Direct 201.368.7239
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Jenifer Scarcella represents corporations, banks and other commercial entities in matters involving complex litigation, contractual disputes, construction issues, business tort claims, product liability, misappropriation of trade secrets, and premises liability.

Jenifer also focuses her practice on the defense of life, health and disability insurers in ERISA and non-ERISA matters involving insurance coverage disputes, fraud, rescission of policies, declaratory judgment actions, interpleader actions, and bad faith claims. Additionally, she provides major property and casualty insurers and group health insurers with coverage opinions concerning the legal interpretation and effect of policy language.

Prior to joining the firm, Jenifer was an associate at a defense litigation firm where she focused on general litigation and insurance coverage disputes. While in law school, Jenifer served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of International Law and Business. Jenifer is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

Representative Matters

  • Obtained dismissal of all claims in federal diversity action sounding in tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with business advantage, prima facie tort, and breach of contract for expert referral company
  • Achieved summary judgment dismissing action against international bank in case alleging defective condition on bank property
  • Achieved partial summary judgment in fraud action for insurance company on fraud and unjust enrichment claims, in which insured fraudulently obtained disability benefits, and dismissing insured’s counter-claim for future benefits
  • Represented international bank and commercial organizations in variety of complex premises liability, Labor Law, business torts, and breach of contract matters
  • Obtained complete dismissal of claims sounding in fraud, civil conspiracy, tortious interference with contract and violation of N.Y. General Business Law 349 brought against independent physician

Recognition & Involvement

Jenifer received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for her work in Insurance Law.

Jenifer is also actively involved in pro bono efforts, including provision of pro bono legal services in connection with the firm's partnership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Bar and Court Admissions

New York

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


Hofstra University School of Law, JD, 2010

University at Buffalo, BA, cum laude, 2007


New York State Bar Association

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