R. Scott Oswald - The Employment Law Group  P.C.

R. Scott Oswald

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 202-331-3911

Scott Oswald is an accomplished trial lawyer who has brought more than three dozen trials to verdict. He has recovered more than $90 million in judgments and settlements for his clients.

For the fifth consecutive year, Mr. Oswald has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the practice area of Litigation - Labor and Employment in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America guide.

Mr. Oswald litigates employment and whistleblower actions nationwide. He has broken new ground in whistleblower law:

  • First Sarbanes-Oxley Act liability verdict to withstand appeal
  • First reported jury verdict under new (2009) anti-retaliation provisions of False Claims Act
  • First Dodd-Frank Act retaliation lawsuit to reach discovery in federal court.

Mr. Oswald has significant experience with qui tam cases. He has fought for employees' rights under federal statutes including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and USERRA. He represents clients in non-compete, wage, and overtime actions in federal and state courts, and spoken up for whistleblowers before federal agencies and on Capitol Hill.

A recipient of numerous legal awards and accolades, Oswald was named one of the Top Ten Leaders in employment law for the Greater Washington, D.C area in 2010. He is an American Lawyermagazine “Top Rated Lawyer,”and is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and a Super Lawyer in the category of Employment Litigation. He has been awarded a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review rating and is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo.

Mr. Oswald serves as the Co-Chair the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Employment Rights and Responsibilities Complex Litigation Subcommittee and as a board member and CLE-Chair of the Qui Tam Section of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Oswald is a Past-President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and serves as its Bench-Bar Committee Chair.

University of VirginiaBA 1990Howard UniversityJ.D. 1997
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)D.C. Superior Court Whistleblower Protection Act Jury Instruction CommitteeDistrict of Columbia Judicial and Bar Conference Planning CommitteeExecutive Compensation CommitteeTrial Advocacy CommitteeWhistleblower CommitteeFederal Bar Association (Qui Tam Section)

Office Location

888 17th Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
United States


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Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment