About This Lawyer
R. Scott Oswald


888 17th St NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

R. Scott Oswald

The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Scott Oswald is an accomplished trial lawyer who has brought more than three dozen trials to verdict. He has recovered more than $120 million in judgments and settlements for his clients.

A fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Mr. Oswald received his law degree from Howard University and honed his skills at Trial Lawyers College, founded by the legendary Gerry Spence.

Mr. Oswald litigates employment and whistleblower actions nationwide. He has broken new ground in whistleblower law:

— First jury verdict (more than $2.1 million) under new whistleblower protections introduced in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013

— First Sarbanes-Oxley Act liability verdict to withstand appeal

— First reported jury verdict under new (2009) anti-retaliation provisions of False Claims Act

— First Dodd-Frank Act retaliation lawsuit to reach discovery in federal court

Mr. Oswald has significant experience with “qui tam” or whistleblower rewards cases. He has fought for employees’ rights under federal and state anti-discrimination statutes and represents clients in non-compete, wage, and overtime actions. He has spoken up for whistleblowers before federal agencies and on Capitol Hill.

A recipient of numerous legal awards, Mr. Oswald is recognized as one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in Washington, DC. He is a six-time honoree in the Best Lawyers in America and is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo.

Mr. Oswald is chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee and vice chair of the FBA’s Qui Tam Section. He is co-chair of an employment law subcommittee at the American Bar Association, and he has roles in other professional groups including the D.C. Bar and the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Oswald is a proud past president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and currently heads its Bench-Bar Committee.