Scott C. Bailer
Scott Bailer is an associate in the firm’s Employment Litigation practice.
As a member of the firm's Employment Litigation group, Mr. Bailer’s practice involves counseling and litigating on behalf of companies, and assisting with executive hiring and separations, across various industries.
Aside from representing employers accused of discrimination or other related allegations — including sexual harassment, employee misclassification of independent contractors, wage and hour violations, retaliation, breach of contract, and #MeToo claims — Mr. Bailer advises clients on employee relations and compliance issues, such as workplace investigations, reductions-in-force, employee classification, executive agreements and separations, and restrictive covenants. Mr. Bailer also provides employment law expertise in connection with complex mergers and acquisitions, financings, and asset deals, including drafting and negotiating merger agreements and performing due diligence.
In addition to Mr. Bailer’s employment practice, he also has extensive experience representing clients in all stages of complex business litigation. Mr. Bailer has successfully represented tech, pharmaceutical and financial institutions, startups, and other businesses and individuals in breach of contract, ERISA and white collar matters.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Bailer worked as a legal intern for the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He also worked as a student attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services, where he represented indigent clients in and out of court.
Mr. Bailer represents foreign nationals in asylum proceedings, including matters before the New York Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mr. Bailer has also partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center in submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of Mississippi in a high-profile charter school case.
Boston University School of Law
(cum laude; Edward F. Hennessey Scholars Award for Top 10% GPA (2016); Dean’s Award (2014))
Penn State University, Smeal College of Business
(Sapphire Leadership Program; Dean’s List)