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Scott focuses his practice on fiduciary, ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, and investment law.

Scott has substantial experience with respect to investment and management of pension and welfare plan assets, and the related prohibited transaction and conflicts of interest rules. He advises large and small employers with respect to the tax, Title I, Title IV, labor, and securities law issues involving pension, profit-sharing, 401(k), stock bonus, stock option, deferred compensation, and medical and other welfare benefit plans, as well as executive compensation planning.

Scott also has substantial experience advising tax-exempt entities, including credit unions, tribal governments and hospitals with respect to the unique issues presented by such organizations’ tax-qualified plans and executive compensation and severance arrangements.

Scott also has an interest in legal issues affecting recording artists and the music industry, and advises recording artists, labels, and public relations firms with respect to contractual and development matters.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
    • Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
    • Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law
    • Labor and Employment Section
    • Taxation Section, Employee Benefits Committee

News & Insights

News & Insights

Presentations

“Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?” Foster Pepper Client Briefing, April 2015 

“Tribal Employee Benefit Plans,” Tribal Employment Rights & Law: Sovereignty, Jurisdiction and Best Practices, July 2014

“Improving Tribal Pension and Employee Benefit Plans,” Tribal Economic Development, Foster Pepper PLLC, February 2013

“Tribal Retirement Plans Forum Webinar: IRS Requests Comments on Sovereignty Over Retirement Plans,” January 2012

“Tribal Retirement Plans Forum - Action Plan for Maintaining Compliance and Risk Management,” July 2011

“Executive Compensation Legal Considerations,” 2009 Bankers Briefing, May 2009 

Publications

“Washington Nonprofit Handbook,” 2018 Edition

“EEOC Issues New Rules for Employer Wellness Programs,” Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2016

“Court Decision Puts Private Equity Funds at Risk for ERISA Liability of Portfolio Companies,” Foster Pepper News Alert, October 2013

“Employers, Have You Prepared Your Retirement Plan Fee Disclosures?” Foster Pepper News, August 2012

“Employee Benefits Law” (S. Sacher et al. ed. 1991)

“Scienter as an Essential Element in an SEC Suit for Injunctive Relief,” Note, 8 U. Tol. L. Rev. 817, 1977

Admissions

  • Washington, 1996
  • Illinois, 1982
  • Ohio, 1978

Education

  • LL.M., Corporation Law, New York University, 1979
  • J.D., University of Toledo, 1978
    • University of Toledo Law Review, Executive Editor, 1977-1978
  • A.B., University of Notre Dame, 1974
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