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R. Scot Harvey

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R. Scot Harvey is a partner in the Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups.

Scot previously worked as both an associate and Of Counsel at Brouse McDowell. He has over 20 years of experience representing companies and public sector employers.

He focuses his practice in all areas of labor & employment law including employment litigation; state and federal administrative proceedings; collective bargaining; labor arbitrations; noncompete and trade secret litigation; preparation of employment policies, employee handbooks, and confidentiality and noncompete agreements; and day-to-day counseling of clients on personnel issues with an eye toward litigation avoidance. Scot also has experience representing companies in general civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation.

Before beginning his legal practice, Scot served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sam H. Bell, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

  • Biography

    R. Scot Harvey is a partner in the Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups.

    Scot previously worked as both an associate and Of Counsel at Brouse McDowell. He has over 20 years of experience representing companies and public sector employers.

    He focuses his practice in all areas of labor & employment law including employment litigation; state and federal administrative proceedings; collective bargaining; labor arbitrations; noncompete and trade secret litigation; preparation of employment policies, employee handbooks, and confidentiality and noncompete agreements; and day-to-day counseling of clients on personnel issues with an eye toward litigation avoidance. Scot also has experience representing companies in general civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation.

    Before beginning his legal practice, Scot served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sam H. Bell, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Co-chair for the Akron Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Akron Rotary Camp for Special Children, Past President
    • Cascade Locks Park Association, Past President
    • Senior Warden, Vestry, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Representative Engagements
    • Obtained the vacation of an arbitrator’s decision ordering a municipality to reinstate and provide back pay to an employee, reported at 193 Ohio App.3d 148 (Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals, 2011)
    • Successfully litigated the defense of a municipal Fire Chief to a claim for violation of a firefighter’s First Amendment rights, reported at 743 F.3d 1025 (6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014)
    • Successfully represented several public sector clients defending union organizing campaigns
    • Successfully defended many companies in fair employment practice proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission
    • Litigated many employment discrimination cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts
  • Distinctions
    • Ohio Super Lawyer through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2005, 2009-2010