Scott J. Connolly


Direct 781-697-2233
Fax 781-622-5933
Waltham, MA

Scott leads the Firm's Employment and Labor practice group.  His 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.  He focuses on providing practical advice to quickly achieve clients’ business objectives.  When litigation cannot be prevented, Scott brings to bear his extensive employment litigation experience, which includes successfully trying cases through jury verdict.

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

Scott 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.

Scott has been a featured speaker on employment and labor law topics at events hosted by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Boston Bar Association, Boston College Law School, Babson College, and MIT. 

VideoScott Connolly addresses how to draft and enforce protective employment agreements such as non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.

Scott completed six years of military service as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, including an expeditionary deployment to Mogadishu, Somalia. He received five Marine Corps Achievement and Commendation Medals and the General Wheeler Leadership Award and was honorably discharged with the rank of Major.

He spends his free time at his sons’ lacrosse and soccer games and hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.

  • Employment Law Alert
    House Passes Bill Restricting Employee Noncompetition Agreements
    June 30, 2016
  • Employment Law Alert
    Will We See Non-Compete Reform Enacted This Year?
    June 28, 2016
  • Employment Law Advisor
    "Magic" Numbers: When Growing Businesses Become Covered Under Federal And State Employment Laws
    June 8, 2016
  • Employment Law Alert
    New Overtime Regulations Will Result In Many More Workers Becoming Entitled To Overtime
    May 18, 2016
  • Employment Law Alert
    New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreements
    May 12, 2016
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude;
    Boston College Law Review
  • Harvard College, B.A., cum laude
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • District Court of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Practice Areas
  • 2010 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyer”
  • MA Super Lawyer
    2013 – 2015
  • MA Rising Star
    2009 – 2010