Rodgers, Scott W.


  Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 +1 602-640-9344
 +1 602-640-9050
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Scott Rodgers is the head of Osborn Maledon's employment law practice. Practicing in the employment law arena for over fifteen years, Scott has represented management in a broad range of employment litigation including defending claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, ERISA, and wage and hour claims. Scott has also successfully defended and prosecuted numerous cases involving non-compete agreements, other restrictive covenants, and trade secret protection. Scott regularly practices in state and federal court as well as regulatory agencies such as the EEOC, Arizona Civil Rights Division, and the NLRB.

Scott's wide experience litigating employment claims - including discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, occupational safety, and health law - provides the basis for Scott's extensive counseling practice. Scott regularly counsels management clients, providing legal and practical advice to ensure compliance with the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law. Scott's counseling work focuses on preventive practices, and includes designing training programs and employee manuals, and advising clients regarding rights and obligations in wage payment practices, benefits, executive compensation, equal employment opportunity, and health and safety laws, and implementing low-exposure hiring and termination practices. Scott also is regularly engaged to draft executive employment, separation, and proprietary rights agreements.

Scott is heavily involved in his community and church and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. Scott's hobbies include golf, skiing (water and snow), watching almost all sports, and traveling.

Education
Scott earned his BA, magna cum laude, in 1986 from the University of Utah. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his studies at the University of Utah, graduating from the College of Law in 1989, finishing first in his class and becoming a member of The Order of the Coif. Following graduation, Scott received top honors on the Arizona Bar with the highest score on the exam.
Clerkships
U.S. District Court, District of Utah, Senior Judge Aldon J. Anderson, 1989-90
Professional Recognitions And Awards
Best of the Bar, Business Journal, Labor, 2003; Employment Law, 2004; Employment Litigation, 2005
Practice Areas
Employment
Employment Law and Executive Compensation
Indian Law
Litigation
Bar Admissions
Arizona, 1990
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1990

Arizona Supreme Court, 1990