R Scott Oswald is an accomplished trial lawyer who has brought more than three dozen trials to verdict. He has recovered more than $120 million in judgments and settlements for his clients. A fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Mr. Oswald received his law degree from Howard University and honed his skills at Trial Lawyers College, founded by the legendary Gerry Spence.
In 2017, Washingtonian Magazine named him as a “Top Lawyer” in Washington, D.C. Mr. Oswald litigates employment and whistleblower actions nationwide. He has broken new ground in whistleblower law:
First jury verdict (more than $2.1 million) under new whistleblower protections introduced in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013
First Sarbanes-Oxley Act liability verdict to withstand appeal
First reported jury verdict under new (2009) anti-retaliation provisions of False Claims Act
Mr. Oswald is chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee and vice chair of the FBA’s Qui Tam Section. He is co-chair of an employment law subcommittee at the American Bar Association, and he has roles in other professional groups including the D.C. Bar and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Mr. Oswald is a proud past president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and currently heads its Bench-Bar Committee.