Biography

Scott’s broad experience as both in-house and outside counsel to employers allows him to guide clients through the full spectrum of legal issues that arise from the employment relationship.

Scott focuses on providing practical advice to quickly achieve clients' business objectives. When litigation cannot be prevented, he brings to bear his extensive employment litigation experience, which includes successfully trying employment cases through jury verdict.

Scott regularly represents clients in court and before federal and state agencies in cases involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, and litigation involving non-competition and trade secret matters.

He also serves the legal needs of executives, professionals (including physicians and dentists), and consultants as they enter and exit their key employment, partnership, and independent contractor relationships. He regularly advises and negotiates on behalf of executives concerning the terms of their employment, separation, equity, change in control, and other key business agreements.

Between college and law school, Scott served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attained the rank of Major and was awarded four Marine Corp Achievement Medals, two Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and the General Wheeler Award for Infantry Leadership. He deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia with 1st Battalion, Ninth Marines during Operation Restore Hope '93 - '94.

Services / Industries

Education

  • Harvard College  (B.A., cum laude)
  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Steering Committee

Honors

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Employment & Labor
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Rising Stars© under Employment & Labor (2009-2010)
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer (2009)

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Court and Other Admissions

  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Firm Highlights

Blog

EEOC Announces EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection WON'T Be Renewed

Yesterday, September 11, 2019, the EEOC announced that it will not seek to renew collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Data for 2019, 2020, and 2021.  This does not impact employer’s current EEO-1 obligations to...

Matter

Employment Litigation: Wage and Hour

Representation of a national security solutions company against claims of discrimination and wage and hour violations.

Event

7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference

News

61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

News

Verrill Adds to Growing Intellectual Property Practice

(September 11) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorneys Lin Hymel and Beverly Hjorth to the firm’s Boston office. The newest members of Verrill’s rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice, Hymel and Hjorth round...

Publication/Podcast

CMS Cracking Down on Health Care Fraud and Abuse

To increase provider and supplier transparency and accountability, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) with comment period that allows CMS greater ability to prevent fraud...

Publication/Podcast

Government Contractors & Employers of 100+ Employees Must File New EEOC Report by September 30, 2019

EEO-1 Component 2 Report Due by September 30, 2019 All employers that are required to submit an EEO-1 federal report -- employers of 100 or more or federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with...

Matter

Employment Litigation: Discrimination and Harassment

Representation of a private equity owned medical group against claims of discrimination and harassment brought before the state Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities.

Blog

The Sharpie and Employment Litigation Documentation

Event

Developing Opportunities: How You Can Take Advantage of the New Opportunity Zones

On October 8, business law attorneys, Regina Flaherty, Mark Googins, and Cheryl Johnson will be presenting at the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors' Annual Convention, "Developing Opportunities: How You Can Take Advantage of the...