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David L Scher

Employment and labor Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 21 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 21 years
    California - CA 26 years
    New York - NY 29 years
    New Jersey - NJ 29 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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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.


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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Employment / Whistleblower Attorney
Dave Scher is the best! Don't hesitate to give him a call regarding your employment and whistleblower problems. He takes on tough cases that other attorneys won't touch.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2011
Immediate Impact
My firm was experiencing a major expense reduction and my position was to be eliminated. There was a meaningful discrepancy between what I believed the firm's obligations were to me and the firm believed their obligations to be relative to severance. I initially engaged with Scott Oswald as he reviewed the merits of my position. Subsequently, David Scher assumed responsibility for advising me and interfacing with the firm. The dynamics of the conversation changed immediately upon Dave's involvement and we had full resolution on primary terms within three weeks. Both attorneys were professional, knowledgable, responsive and very effective in a negotiation environment.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2010
Highly Recommended: Excellent Judgment, Responsive and Professional
I highly recommend David Scher and The Employment Law Group (TELG) for labor and employment matters. From the outset, he served my interests in a very timely, professional and knowledgeable manner. David is always prepared for opposing counsel's next move. Working with Scott Oswald, the two are a formidable team that protects their clients interests, along with strong involvement and support of the firm. David's skilled handling of my case and cool head led to an out of court settlement early in the litigation, enabling me to save tens of thousands of dollars in upfront costs and possibly two years of litigation and appeals. He along with the team at TELG are to be commended for their commitment to professionalism and protection of the rights of the everyman and the everywoman, who find themselves facing discrimination and retaliation, or other unlawful acts, by employers who believe they can violate the law with impunity. David and TELG prove them wrong!
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Posted by Serkan | March 17, 2010
David Scher is excellent
Dave worked on a case for me and he was excellent. I am honored to know him. He was very efficient and professional at all times. I trusted him hundred percent and I was right. He also helped me to put my life together during very difficult times when the case was active.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2009
The Law Employment Group
Thomas Jefferson once said that, "The Tree of Liberty must be watered, occasionally, with the blood of patriots and tyrants." When a citizen finds themselves abused and attacked by a powerful and wealthy organization that tramples on their rights, ignores the constitution and due process; and does so with the arrogance of the powerful and the financially secure the individual can feel isolated and afraid. David Sher, R. Scott Oswald and the Law Employment Group are patriots. The Law Employment Group is willing to use their considerable expertise, knowledge and resources to close distance with the cooperate drone and fight for the rights of the individual. David Scher will not allow himself to be intimidated or distracted from the issues and the rights of his client. If you find yourself in a similar position you can have no better ally.
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  • Fordham University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013


  • Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Is Bullying in the Workplace Illegal?
  • 2013
  • Maryland State Bar Association Fall Newsletter
  • Grim Consequences for Spoliation of Evidence
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Changing Currents in Employment Law
  • Social Media and Employment Law: Risks to Employees and Employrs
  • 2012
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
  • ’You Put What on your Facebook Page….’ – The Array of Thorny Employment Law Issues Posed by Social Networking and the Internet
  • 2011
  • Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association CLE
  • Litigating Successfully under the Equal Pay Act. Lessons Learned from Murtagh-Cooke v. NTSB
  • 2009
  • The Economics of Electronic Discovery
  • E-discovery
  • 2008
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 27
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"Dave Scher is a top notch employment lawyer in the nation's capital. His experience and success in the field is bar none and he is known for his courtroom advocacy. Highly recommended."
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Washington Employment and labor Lawyer David L Scher
David L Scher
Employment and labor Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 29 years