Scott Petersen specializes in ERISA law, and has defended employers, plans, fiduciaries and other entities in lawsuits focused on benefits and fiduciary duties.
He has successfully argued several ERISA cases before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, including the notable case of Adamson v. Unum in 2006, in which Scott obtained summary judgment on behalf of Unum and then had the case upheld at the appellate level.
He has also opposed two petitions for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. Scott was co-author of the Tenth Circuit chapter in the American Bar Association publication, ERISA Survey of Federal Courts, for 2012 and 2010.
Scott also has extensive experience in employment law, assisting employers with issues relating to hiring, discrimination and termination, as well as drafting employee handbooks, policies, applications and agreements.
He regularly conducts management trainings on discrimination and harassment for client companies with the goal of helping them prevent future problems.
Scott regularly uses his knowledge of ERISA and employment law as part of the team Fabian VanCott is able to assemble for complex litigation by drawing attorneys together from a variety of practice groups in the firm.
Scott holds a masters degree in political science from Arizona State University, and a law degree from Brigham Young University.