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Dave Scher affords The Employment Law Group's clients the benefit of over fourteen years of diverse legal experience.  Mr. Scher also serves The Employment Law Group's clients by providing them with unparalleled electronic discovery expertise and a strong background in complex litigation.

A graduate of Cornell University and Fordham Law School, Mr. Scher began his career in New York and New Jersey practicing in the field of corporate commercial litigation.  He then worked as in-house counsel for several major corporations, including Sony Electronics, Pearson PLC and USWeb, where he specialized in Silicon Valley, California during the high point of the Internet boom in technology transactions, intellectual property and commercial law.  In 2003 Mr. Scher combined his legal and technical expertise to work as a legal consultant for Kroll On Track, providing electronic discovery consulting, services and support to top 200 law firms in Washington, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

During his career, Mr. Scher has negotiated multi million dollar alliance and joint venture transactions, settled numerous cases with minimal impact to his clients, managed an eight person in-house law department, and developed the first licensing agreements for the Sony VAIO and the first hosting and application service agreements for USWeb.  Over the past two years with The Employment Law Group, Mr. Scher developed and drafted appeals in immigration matters that resulted in the invalidation of regulations potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants.  Mr. Scher has also guided the electronic discovery process in several employment cases, and in one case won an adverse jury instruction sanction that resulted in the firm's success in the case.  Mr. Scher is also engaged in several employment and whistleblower cases and has successfully defeated numerous dispositive motions.

Mr. Scher has been admitted to the bars in New Jersey, New York and California, and he is presently admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.  In sum, Mr. Scher is known for his ability to step into any case and do what needs to be done for his clients.



Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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The Employment Law Group, P.C.

888 17th Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC, 20006-3307


VAAuthorized to practice law200203/31/2016
DCActive 200107/06/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily JournalIs Bullying in the Workplace Illegal?2013
Health are Fraud JournalHealth Care Law Expands False Claims Act LIability under Anti-Kickback Statute2012
California LawyerBlowing the Whistle2011
Maryland State Bar Association Fall NewsletterGrim Consequences for Spoliation of Evidence2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Cornell UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Changing Currents in Employment LawSocial Media and Employment Law: Risks to Employees and Employrs2012
ABA 6th Annual Labor and Employment law ConferenceYou Put What on Your Facebook Page?!: The ARray of Thorny Employment Issues Posed by Social Networking and the Internet2012
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association’You Put What on your Facebook Page….’ – The Array of Thorny Employment Law Issues Posed by Social Networking and the Internet2011
Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association CLELitigating Successfully under the Equal Pay Act. Lessons Learned from Murtagh-Cooke v. NTSB2009
The Economics of Electronic DiscoveryE-discovery2008