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THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP®

Toll Free: 1-888-271-2203
Fax: 202-261-2835

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Washington, D.C. Website
888 17th Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
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Los Angeles Website
10940 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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San Francisco Website
Citigroup Center
1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
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The Employment Law Group® is headquartered in NW Washington, D.C., located two blocks north of the White House on the corner of 17th and I Streets, NW. The offices are conveniently accessible by Metro from the Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Blue and Orange) Metro stops. There is also ample parking in surrounding parking garages.
About The Firm

The Employment Law Group® law firm represents employees nationally who have blown the whistle on corporate fraud and abuse and who have been the victims of discrimination, harassment, or other violations of their civil rights. With offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California, The Employment Law Group® law firm’s seasoned trial attorneys have earned a highly desirable record of favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of its clients.

David Scher is a trial-tested attorney with a  particular sensitivity to client concerns while achieving important victories for employees and whistleblowers, including a $57 million False Claims Act settlementa $466,816 Equal Pay Act verdict, and a $282,000 District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act jury verdict. Mr. Scher focuses his practice on qui tam, whistleblower retaliation, and discrimination cases in D.C., Maryland, California, and nationally.  He represents federal and corporate whistleblowers who have reported their employer’s wrongdoing. In Browne v. University of District of Columbia, Mr. Scher won an important victory for a whistleblower who took on school administrators for deceiving the federal government. In Cooke v. United States, Mr. Scher won a hard fought trial, obtaining for his client the pay she was wrongfully denied because of her gender.  In Shen v. Shinseki, he secured a rare court order prohibiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from terminating his client, a Title 38 pathologist, while her civil rights complaint was pending.

Mr. Scher is a frequent news commentator and has appeared on local news WUSA9 (Montgomery county, Maryland)KSBW8 (Salinas, Monterey, Santa Cruz), as well as ABC World News and on Hearst Television, Inc. stations across the country. Additionally, Mr. Scher has been interviewed by Forbes.comPolitico, and the Washington Post on topics such as employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, free speech issues and related employment matters.

Mr. Scher affords The Employment Law Group® law firm’s clients the benefit of years of diverse legal experience.  He has experience handling immigration matters, having drafted appeals leading to the invalidation of regulations potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants.  He also serves The Employment Law Group® law firm’s clients by providing them with unparalleled electronic discovery expertise and a strong background in complex litigation.

A graduate of Cornell University and Fordham Law School, Mr. Scher began his career in New York and New Jersey practicing in the field of corporate commercial litigation. He then worked as in-house counsel for several major corporations, including Sony Electronics, Pearson PLC, and USWeb where he focused on Silicon Valley during the high point of the Internet boom, specializing in technology transactions, intellectual property, and commercial law. In 2003, David combined his legal and technical expertise to work as a legal consultant for Kroll On Track, providing electronic discovery consulting to top 200 law firms in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

During his career, David has negotiated multi-million dollar alliance and joint venture transactions, settled numerous cases with minimal impact to his clients, managed an eight person in-house law department, and handled the first licensing agreements for the Sony VAIO and the first hosting and application service agreements for USWeb.

Leveraging his California legal experience, David is currently heading the firm’s rapid expansion into California employment law. In sum, David can step into any case and do what needs to be done for his clients.

Fordham University School of Law
JD (1993)

Cornell University
BS (1989)
Statistics and Biometry

Admissions

California
District of Columbia
New Jersey
New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
U.S. District Court - Central District of California
U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court - District of Maryland
U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals - 4th Circuit

Articles

Grabbing the bull(y) by the horns, Bay Area Reporter, Oct-2014

FIAFEA: The Ace that is Rarely Played, NAAUSA NEWS, Oct-2014

Where the False Claims Act meets for-profit colleges: 4 hot areas for compliance, eCampus News, Aug-2014

How Defense Offsets Intersect with the FCPA, The FCPA Report, Jul-2014

Changing Tactics at the DOJ Stand to Permanently Alter the Face of Qui Tam Litigation, Bloomberg BNA Healthcare Fraud Report, Jul-2014

First-Amendment Defenses Against Whistleblowers, The Corporate Counselor, Jun-2014

Workforce Whistleblowing at the Intersection of HIPAA and the False Claims Act, Bloomberg BNA Healthcare Fraud Report, Jun-2014

After Five Years, Some Authoritative Case Law on the ADAAA’s Broad Sweep, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, Apr-2014

Interns at heightened risk of harassment, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Mar-2014

Corporate Counsel: You Might Want To Re-Examine That General Release, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, Mar-2014

“As You ‘Like’ It”: Ascribing legal significance to social media, Employment Law Daily, Mar-2014

Proposed CMS Rules Present a New Threat to Habitual Health Care Fraud Offenders, Bloomberg BNA, Dec-2013

The False Claims Act Poses Additional Risks To Medical Device Makers, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, Jun-2013

Health Care Law Expands False Claims Act Liability Under Anti-Kickback Statute, Westlaw Health Care Fraud Journal, May-2012

Blowing the Whistle, California Lawyer, Oct-2011

Grim Consequences for Spoliation of Evidence, Maryland State Bar Association Fall Newsletter, Dec-2010

Speaking Engagements

How to Recognize Medicare Fraud – Avoiding Whistleblower Lawsuits, Worldwide Business Research, Sep-2014

Justice Delayed: Two Case Studies in the Overburdened Administrative Court System, American Bar Association / Section of Labor and Employment Law, Nov-2013

You Put What on Your Facebook Page?!: The Array of Thorny Employment Issues Posed by Social Networking and the Internet, American Bar Association’s (ABA), Nov-2012

Social media and employment law: risks to employees and employers, DCBAR Continuing Legal Education, Oct-2012

You Put What on your Facebook Page….’ – The Array of Thorny Employment Law Issues Posed by Social Networking and the Internet, Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, Jan-2011

Equal Pay Act Victory in the Murtagh-Cooke v. NTSB Case, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Jan-2009

The Economics of Electronic Discovery, George Mason University School of Law, Nov-2008

Testimonials

Client: MC- Equal Pay Act Case

"You can have no better ally"

Client: CB-Whistleblower Retaliation Case

"Fighting for me"

Client: Whistleblower retaliation case

"Exceptional knowledge of the law"

Client: TG-Whistleblower Retaliation Case

"Iron fist in the velvet glove"

Client: KN-Whistleblower Retaliation Case

"Recommend with the highest ratings"

Client: Gender Discrimination Case

"Fight for the rights of the individual"

Client: Dr. Motee Persaud

Motee Persaud

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R. Scott Oswald   

Client: Mr. Serkan Altan

Serkan Altan

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