Scott C. Bailer
Scott Bailer is an associate in the firm’s Securities Litigation, White Collar Defense, and Business Litigation practices. Mr. Bailer joined Goodwin in 2016.
Mr. Bailer has substantial litigation experience across a broad range of practice areas, including representations in complex commercial litigations, contract disputes, employment matters, securities investigations, and white collar crime. Mr. Bailer has been actively involved in all the various stages of a dispute, ranging from drafting dispositive motions and preparing clients for depositions, to negotiating settlements and working on discovery.
Mr. Bailer is also a contributor to Goodwin's Securities Snapshot, a bi-weekly newsletter highlighting important securities litigation news.
Mr. Bailer previously worked for Greater Boston Legal Services as a Student Attorney, where he represented indigent clients in housing disputes. Mr. Bailer also spent a summer working as a legal intern for the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey) where he drafted opinions, orders, and memoranda touching on a variety of practice areas, including employee misclassification, whistleblower’s rights, Social Security, and intellectual property.
Mr. Bailer has represented numerous clients throughout various stages of litigation, including the following:
- Represented one of the world’s largest banks in a sensitive disability and age discrimination, and severance pay dispute brought by a managing director. Negotiated favorable settlement that minimized any future risk to the client.
- Represented an international asset management firm through a multi-week ERISA class action trial concerning allegations that the company breached fiduciary duties with respect to the company’s 401(k) retirement plan.
- Represented a senior manager of one of the world’s largest banks concerning allegations of LIBOR rigging. Successfully prepared client for, and defended client in, depositions with opposing counsel.
Mr. Bailer is passionately involved with a variety of pro bono projects, including representing foreign nationals throughout asylum proceedings, and partnering 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 (Smeal College of Business); Dean’s List)