Scott Oswald, managing principal at The Employment Law Group, PC, is an accomplished trial lawyer who has brought more than 40 trials to verdict. He has recovered more than $300 million in judgments and settlements for his clients.
Mr. Oswald litigates employment and whistleblower actions nationwide. He has fought for employees' rights under federal and state anti-discrimination statutes and represents clients in non-compete, wage, and overtime actions. Mr. Oswald has spoken up for whistleblowers before federal agencies and on Capitol Hill and has broken new ground in whistleblower law:
- First jury verdict (more than $2.1 million) under new whistleblower protections introduced in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013
- First Sarbanes-Oxley Act liability verdict to withstand appeal
- First reported jury verdict under 2009 anti-retaliation provisions of False Claims Act
- First Dodd-Frank Act retaliation lawsuit to reach discovery in federal court
A fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Mr. Oswald received his law degree from Howard University and honed his skills at Trial Lawyers College, founded by the legendary Gerry Spence. In 2021, he was ranked by Chambers, a renowned global legal directory.
A recipient of numerous legal awards, Mr. Oswald has been recognized as one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in Washington, DC, for the past six years. He is a ten-time honoree in the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Oswald has also been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in D.C. by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia magazine, and is ranked by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 plaintiff-side employment lawyers in the United States.
Mr. Oswald is the current programming chair for the Federal Bar Association’s Qui Tam Section and has served in the past as both section chair and chair of its Professional Ethics Committee.
Mr. Oswald is a proud past president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and currently heads its Bench-Bar Committee.