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Scott J. Connolly


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Preventive Counseling

Scott has broad experience, both as in-house and outside counsel, helping employers achieve their business objectives while complying with federal and state employment laws. He has guided employers through the full spectrum of issues that arise from the employment relationship, including those issues most likely to lead to litigation such as wage/overtime disputes, employee discipline and performance problems, sexual harassment and other workplace investigations, terminations, and reductions in force. Scott focuses on providing employers with practical advice, protective policies, key employment agreements, and workplace training to prevent expensive and resource-consuming litigation and to help businesses protect their customer relationships and intellectual property.

Executive and Professional Representation

Scott’s practice at the firm includes serving the legal needs of executives, professionals (including physicians and dentists), and consultants as they enter and exit employment, partnership and independent contractor relationships. Scott advises, negotiates on behalf of, and represents executives and professionals concerning:

Employment Litigation

Scott also has extensive employment litigation experience and has successfully tried cases through jury verdict. He regularly represents clients before state and federal courts and agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Labor, 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.

Experience & Honors

Before joining the firm, Scott was an Employment and Litigation Associate at Ropes & Gray, LLP in Boston, and also served as Associate General Counsel at Boston University where he advised senior administrators on employment and labor matters and defended the University against employment claims before courts and administrative agencies.

Scott is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the District of Massachusetts, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Labor & Employment and College and University sections of the Boston Bar Association and has been a featured speaker on employment law topics at events hosted by the Boston Bar Association, Babson College, and MIT. In 2010, Scott was recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of twenty “Up & Coming Lawyers” who “have distinguished themselves and appear poised for even greater accomplishments.” In both 2009 and 2010, he was recognized as a Massachusetts “Rising Star” in employment law, and in 2013 and 2014 as a “Super Lawyer.”

Scott attended Harvard College, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in 1991. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Boston College Law Review. Before attending law school, Scott completed 6 years of military service as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, including an expeditionary deployment to Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993-94. During his military service, Scott received numerous awards, including five Marine Corps Achievement and Commendation Medals. He was honorably discharged from the Marines with the rank of Major.

Recent articles and presentations

10 Points for Reviewing Executive Employment Agreements

10 Points for Reviewing Physician Employment Agreements

Court Broadly Interprets Ban on Physician Noncompetition Restrictions

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


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Practice Areas:
Employment Counseling
Executive & Professional   Representation
Employment Litigation

Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Assoc.

Recent Honors:

Harvard College
Boston College Law School

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

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