Scott McLeod, Esq. is a Senior Counsel in the litigation department of Cooper, White & Cooper LLP. Scott graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Hastings Law Journal and elected to the Order of the Coif, a national legal honor society. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
His employment law experience includes employment litigation, including second-chair in discrimination and retaliation trial, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religious and age discrimination, employee embezzlement, misclassification litigation, and Americans with Disabilities Act litigation, as well as Department of Labor administrative proceedings and civil actions involving wage and hour issues. Scott also drafts employee manuals and policies, including drug testing policies, background checks, leave policies, arbitration agreements, and alternative workweek policies, and counsels employers on a variety of issues, including terminations, employee classifications for overtime purposes, disciplinary measures, Family Medical Leave Act issues, religious accommodations, bonus plans, disability accommodations, non-competition agreements, wage garnishment issues, and meal and rest break policies.
Scott also litigates real property matters, including mechanic’s lien cases, commercial unlawful detainer actions, partnership disputes, actions involving the duties of real estate brokers, breach of purchase and sales agreements, disability access, construction loan disputes, responsibility for environmental cleanup, and quiet title actions.