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Overview

Now more than ever, nationwide companies need counsel who have their fingers on the pulse of the labor and employment landscape.

Scott’s intuitiveness and appetite for knowledge means that he is constantly monitoring and analyzing the ever-changing federal and state employment laws. He interprets these laws, evaluates their potential impact, and offers guidance so clients can make sound decisions in the best interest of their business pursuits.

With a diverse practice, Scott counsels clients on all matters of labor and employment law, from complex litigation and internal investigations to day-to-day human resources issues. Scott has a particular focus on wage and hour issues, and has extensive experience defending employers against collective/class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws. These complicated matters are often a source of anxiety for employers, and anticipating challenges, both short- and long-term, is crucial. Scott’s critical thinking skills help him develop creative approaches amidst this unpredictable body of law. Employers don’t trust just anyone with their high-level decision making, but Scott’s record of success leaves them confident they have a true partner on their side.

Scott also devotes a considerable portion of his practice to both litigating claims and counseling clients concerning non-competition and non-solicitation restrictions and the protection of trade secrets. In today’s competitive business environment, protecting trade secrets while maintaining a skilled workforce is of paramount importance. Scott’s experience with restrictive covenants and trade secret matters empowers businesses to strike the perfect balance between safeguarding their proprietary information and respecting employees’ professional mobility. With strategic counseling and a tenacious approach to litigation, Scott helps clients secure their competitive edge.

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Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2021-2024

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • magna cum laude
      • Order of the Woolsack
      • Academic Excellence Awards in Business Associations, Evidence, and Advanced Legal Research
      • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Editor

  • B.S.B.A., University of Missouri
    • Marketing
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Case Studies
Conagra Brands

Our team clarified important points of law regarding CBAs in this class action suit.