Scott D. Salmon

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Scott Salmon, a Partner with the firm, is the Chair of the firm’s Election Group and Co-Chair of the Government Representation Group. He also practices employment law and civil and commercial litigation.
Scott has handled complex matters involving employment discrimination (including discrimination based upon gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, and disability) and wrongful termination. He routinely advises clients on termination and employee discipline, employee rights and benefits, and other personnel matters. Through this ongoing counseling, Scott assists clients in the development and implementation of sound personnel policies consistent with the law and ensuring his clients will avoid litigation.
Scott has also advised and represented multiple local and congressional political campaigns on various election-related issues, including ballot access, recounts/election contests, and initiative and referendum petitions. Scott advises campaigns and organizations such as 501(c)(4) entities and PACs on campaign finance rules and regulations. He has also represented multiple municipalities and counties in the decennial re-warding process.
He has also provided counseling and litigation services to many governmental entities, including the City of Jersey City, the Borough of Garwood, the Township of Springfield, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, the Town of Westfield, Passaic County, the Union County Improvement Authority, and the Union County Utilities Authority. Scott also currently serves as Labor Counsel to the Town of Dover.
Scott serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, Action Together New Jersey, and Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, New Jersey. He is an Eagle Scout, has run three marathons, and is a devout fan (read: sucker) of the New York Jets. Scott has been quoted by the New York Times and the Washington Post, among numerous other media outlets.
Prior to engaging in the private practice of law, Scott worked for Judge Eric N. Vitaliano, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, as well as Judge Philip S. Straniere, New York City Civil Court. Scott also worked for the Richmond County District Attorney as well as for the Honorable Michael E. McMahon (NY-13) in the United States House of Representatives. He earned his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (with honors) from Franklin and Marshall College.

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