M. Scott McDonald has represented clients in all areas of employment and labor law for more than 20 years. He focuses specifically on: Employment contracts,Wrongful termination litigation, Unfair competition disputes and trade secret protection.
Among his notable successes, Scott secured injunctions enforcing non-compete agreements in three consecutive cases involving quantitative analysts in the high frequency trading industry. He led teams in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes that resulted in the protection of millions of dollars of intellectual property.
He has served as counsel for amicus curiae that successfully pursued arguments for the use of a new non-compete test and partial reversal of the Texas Supreme Court’s interpretation of Texas law on non-compete agreements. In another precedent setting matter, he helped design a creative trade secret protection argument that established a new test for pre-lawsuit deposition actions in Texas.
Scott has written and contributed to numerous books and articles on employment law. He has been relied upon as a commentator on employment law subjects by both local and national media. He is a frequent speaker at employment law seminars, and has served as a guest lecturer at local universities and colleges.
- J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1987
- B.A., University of Texas, El Paso, 1984
- Texas Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Member, Dallas Bar Foundation
- Former Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, 2000
- Member, Texas State Employee Relations Committee, Texas Association of Business
- Member, Advisory Committee, Metro Dallas YMCA Human Resources
- Member, American Law Institute
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