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Scott J. Connolly

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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. For more than 10 years, 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.

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:

in cases involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage-hour violations, and litigation involving non-competition and trade secret matters.

Scott also assists the firm’s Trademark Team with enforcing our clients’ trademarks and related intellectual property rights in court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the PTO.

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

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. As a member of the Boston Bar Association, he serves on the Labor & Employment Section's steering committee, and is also a member of the College and University Section. He 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 20 “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.

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 six 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.

Connolly

Office Locations:
Salt Lake City
Waltham

Practice Areas:
Employment
Employment Litigation

Affiliations:
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Assoc.

Recent Honors:

Education:
Harvard College
Boston College Law School

Blog:
Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

Bar Admission:
Massachusetts