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U.S. News & Best Lawyers Name TELG to 2014 List of “Best Law Firms”

The Employment Law Group® law firm was selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for inclusion in their 2014 listing of “Best Law Firms.” The publications said the firm’s ranking — for employment law and litigation in Washington, D.C. — “signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

R. Scott Oswald Discusses Retaliation at Annual TAF Conference

R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, spoke as a panelist at the 13th annual conference of the non-profit arm of Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF), a group that champions whistleblowing as a tool to fight fraud against the U.S. government. Along with David Marshall, a partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks, Mr. Oswald discussed recent developments in whistleblower law — and in particular, new provisions and… [Read more]

R. Scott Oswald Is Panelist at NELA Whistleblower Seminar

R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, spoke as a panelist at the fall seminar of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Along with other leading employment attorneys, Mr. Oswald discussed the impact of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), passed last year — and also provided tips on successful application of the statute. The WPEA expanded both protection and coverage for federal employees who face retaliation for… [Read more]

R. Scott Oswald Leads Seminar on Employment Law

R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, led a District of Columbia Bar seminar on recent trends in employment law. Mr. Oswald acted as chair and moderator for Changing Currents in Employment Law 2013, an evening of panels on topics including new whistleblower protections and employees’ use of social media. The event was part of the D.C. Bar’s Continuing Legal Education program, which helps more than… [Read more]

Lawyer Monthly Names TELG as Employment “Law Firm of the Year”

For the third year running, Lawyer Monthly has honored The Employment Law Group® law firm as its “Labor & Employment Law Firm of the Year” for the United States. The magazine, which covers the business of law, gave the accolade as part of its 2013 Legal Awards, an annual survey of the world’s best law firms. Lawyer Monthly based its award on factors such as The Employment Law Group’s involvement… [Read more]

‘Best Lawyers’ Honors Two TELG Principals in 2014 List

Best Lawyers once again selected R. Scott Oswald and Nicholas Woodfield of The Employment Law Group® law firm for inclusion in its prestigious guide, The Best Lawyers in America. The 2014 listing is a repeat honor for Mr. Oswald and Mr. Woodfield, both of whom were recognized in the 2013 edition. Best Lawyers bases its guide on a nationwide poll of leading attorneys in each practice area; almost 50,000 lawyers… [Read more]

Press Roundup: CCTV America Interviews TELG Principals About Edward Snowden

In the latest press roundup for The Employment Law Group law firm, coverage of Edward Snowden continued with CCTV America as well as a major report on the Obama administration’s crack down on leaks from McClatchy. CCTV America interviewed R. Scott Oswald, managing principal, and David Scher, principal, at The Employment Law Group law firm about developments in the Edward Snowden story: Watch R. Scott Oswald – Snowden’s Options Narrowing… [Read more]

Press Roundup: Top Media Outlets Quote TELG’s Attorneys on NSA Leaker, IRS Scandal, Win for Firm’s Client

Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, and CCTV America — the U.S. arm of a Chinese state TV network — are among the top-flight media outlets that recently tapped the expertise of the attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm. Topics ranged from Edward Snowden, the leaker who exposed secrets from the U.S. National Security Agency, to how companies can avoid legal trouble from romantic affairs in the workplace. Among… [Read more]

Law360 Quotes R. Scott Oswald on Corporate Whistleblower Policies

For an article on how corporations can stop internal whistleblower complaints from blowing up into legal crises, Law360 consulted R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm. Mr. Oswald told the legal news service of several ways in which companies treat whistleblowers badly — resulting in employees who take their complaints to a lawyer, or to the government, instead of keeping matters in-house. To avoid this… [Read more]

Super Lawyers Honors All Four TELG Principals for 2013

Super Lawyers named all four principal attorneys of The Employment Law Group® law firm to its 2013 list of outstanding lawyers — and also named one of the firm’s associate attorneys as a “Rising Star.” The independent rating service honors lawyers “who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Its rigorous process includes review by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys in each practice area; no more than… [Read more]

Reuters Quotes R. Scott Oswald in Report on IRS Whistleblower Hearing

In its report on an Internal Revenue Service hearing on controversial new whistleblower rules, the Reuters news agency featured remarks from R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm. “The [IRS] whistleblower office needs to be much more open and much more welcoming to whistleblowers in the future,” said Mr. Oswald. The IRS had asked for feedback on its draft of new rules for a whistleblower… [Read more]

Law360 Quotes R. Scott Oswald on Landmark Opinion in Wiest Case

Law360 tapped the expertise of R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, in its in-depth analysis of the landmark Wiest v. Lynch ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The court’s March 19, 2013, decision will allow more corporate whistleblowers to claim protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Mr. Oswald told the legal news service, since it drops a requirement that employees specify… [Read more]

Law360 Quotes David Scher on Broader Role for Sen. McCaskill

Law360 highlighted the views of David Scher, principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, in its analysis of a new Senate subcommittee led by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) . Mr. Scher said that Sen. McCaskill, a former prosecutor, would help build the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight (FCO) into a safe and logical place for whistleblowers to report wrongdoing by federal contractors. “This is clearly her bailiwick and her pet,”… [Read more]

TELG Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald Forecasts Strong Role for Whistleblowers in CFTC Oversight of Cross-Border Swaps

Despite dialing back its plans to police cross-border swaps — a sophisticated form of derivatives trading — the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission still will rely on whistleblowers in its international enforcement efforts, writes R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C., in a just-published article in Futures Magazine. That’s because the CFTC remains committed to cracking down on large trading firms that try to evade enforcement… [Read more]

Fourth Circuit Reverses Lower Court’s Rejection of Retaliation Jury Verdict in Favor of The Employment Law Group® Client

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reversed the decision of a federal district court that had rejected a $61,000 retaliation verdict on behalf of The Employment Law Group, P.C. client, Shana Maron.  The Fourth Circuit held that the trial court erred when it rejected the jury’s verdict and entered judgment in favor of Ms. Maron’s former employer – Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State University – and… [Read more]

Employment Attorney R. Scott Oswald Participates in Conference on Dynamics of Employment Litigation in Federal Court

On January 10, 2013, R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C., participated as a panelist at a CLE sponsored by the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.  The event – “The Dynamics of Employment Litigation in Federal Court: A View from the Bench and the Bar” – included participation by experienced employment attorneys, as well as the Hon. Roger W. Titus, U.S. District Judge for the… [Read more]

Scott Oswald Publishes on IRS Whistleblower Rewards in The CPA Journal

In December 2012, whistleblower attorney and managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C., R. Scott Oswald, published an article on the IRS Whistleblower Reward Program in The CPA Journal.  In the article, Mr. Oswald provides an overview of:  The IRS whistleblower program An outline of the requirements for whistleblower disclosures Professional obligations to disclosure Protection under the law for whistleblowers Finally, Oswald wrote on public good that those who… [Read more]

Bloomberg Interviews TELG Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald on Age Discrimination Litigation in the Wake of Gross

Bloomberg BNA published a Q&A with R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® on recent developments affecting attorneys who represent employees who have been the victims of age discrimination in the workplace. In the interview, age discrimination attorney Oswald discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) enforcement of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Supreme’s court’s decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc…. [Read more]

Law360 Publishes Guest Column on USERRA Rights by TELG Principal Attorneys Adam Augustine Carter and R. Scott Oswald

Law360 recently published a guest column on The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment rights Act (“USERRA”) by Adam Augustine Carter and R. Scott Oswald, principal attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm.  In their article, Carter and Oswald outline which servicemembers are entitled to USERRA protections, the type and extent of those protections, and consequences for employers who violate the law. Importantly, the authors note, that as U.S. involvement… [Read more]

Employment Attorney R. Scott Oswald Speaks on Maximizing Damages at Trial at MELA Conference

On December 7, 2012, R. Scott Oswald, employment attorney and managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, participated as a speaker at the Eighth Annual Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) Conference.  Mr. Oswald presented on “Maximizing Damages at Trial: Practice Pointers from Successful Trial Attorneys”. Other presenters on the panel included attorneys Jerry R. Goldstein and Josh Bowers. The presentation included a review of legal and equitable relief… [Read more]

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