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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

233 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 8000, CHICAGO, IL 60606 - 6448, USA
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Work +1 312 460 5000
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Andrew Scroggins

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Work (312) 460-5275
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Labor and Employment Department; Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group

Position

Andy Scroggins is a member of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation and Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Groups. He regularly represents companies across the country facing class actions, collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and systemic investigations, involving hundreds to thousands of putative class members.  He also has extensive experience on matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, ranging from the early charge stage to systemic litigation.  He has been lead counsel for Epic Systems in the district and appellate courts, and co-counsel at the United States Supreme Court, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, which established that employers lawfully may require employees to enter into an arbitration agreement containing a waiver of the ability to participate in a class or collective action against an employer.  He also served as counsel for M&G Polymers at the district and appellate courts, and before the United States Supreme Court, in Tackett v. M&G Polymers, a significant ruling for employers which overturned the Sixth Circuit’s decades-old “Yard-Man presumption” in cases involving the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and the duration of retiree health benefits.

Career

Andy joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP in 2015 and has been a partner since 2017. Prior to beginning his legal practice, Andy worked for nine years in the headquarters human resources group of a global consulting firm, counseling executives, HR professionals, and line managers on topics such as EEO and affirmative action compliance, diversity, data privacy, and investigations of employee misconduct.

Member

American Bar Association; Executive Committee Member, Associate Board of the Merit School of Music

Education

JD, University of Illinois College of Law (2005), summa cum laude; MS, Northwestern University (1999); BA, University of Illinois (1995)

Leisure

Andy enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing music (guitar and piano), and distance swimming.


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a team of 'good experts, comprising seasoned lawyers supervising stellar long-term associates'. Noted for its expertise in wage-and-hour class actions and workplace litigation alleging discrimination, the nationwide group is praised for being 'hands on, extremely thorough, and extraordinarily knowledgeable'. Work highlights included Noah Finkel and Andrew Scroggins acting for Epic Systems as co-counsel (alongside Hogan Lovells US LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP) in a landmark case decided by the Supreme Court in May 2018, relating to the enforceability of the agreement into which the plaintiff entered requiring the parties to resolve wage-hour disputes through individual arbitration and waive class and collective proceedings. The 'one-of-a-kind' Gerald Maatman continues to lead a team acting for Sterling Jewelers (together with co-counsel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP) in an employment discrimination class action. Brian Ashe successfully acted for Digital Realty Trust before the Supreme Court in a case relating to the definition and statutory application of the term 'whistleblower'. Camille Olson is a 'world class lawyer' and Washington DC-based Raymond Baldwin is a ' zealous advocate for his clients with a practical approach'. In Los Angeles, Andrew Paley is an 'extremely well-versed adviser', and Jon Meer is praised for his 'immense knowledge and trial practice'. Atlanta's Robert Stevens is described as an 'expert in restrictive covenant work'; clients also appreciate Kerry Friedrichs in San Francisco and Pamela Devata for 'being leaders in their field and being able to answer questions on the spot'. Further recommended individuals are practice head Laura Maechtlen and Christian Rowley in San Francisco, Boston's Richard Alfred and the 'greatly experienced and knowledgeable' Lisa Damon, Lorie Almon and Gina Merrill in New York, as well as Richard Lapp. In Houston, the team was strengthen by the arrival of Scott Nelson from Baker McKenzie LLP in May 2018, while John Yslas joined the Los Angeles office from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in July 2018. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

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