12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Scott Dauscher is a partner in the Cerritos office and Chair of the firm’s Commercial and Complex Litigation Practice Group. He also serves as Chair of the firm’s Class Action Defense Group, managing AALRR’s extensive class action practice and its team of experienced defense attorneys. Mr. Dauscher has extensive experience with class action lawsuits, particularly those involving claims for unpaid overtime, off-the-clock work, misclassification, and meal & rest periods. He has defended dozens of class action lawsuits for employers in various industries, including construction, transportation, manufacturing, food processing, restaurant, retail, assisted living and skilled nursing, property management, and temporary staffing. Mr. Dauscher is one of just a handful of lawyers in California who has litigated a wage and hour class action through trial.
Mr. Dauscher also represents employers in all manner of employment litigation matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage & hour, and prevailing wage litigation. Mr. Dauscher aggressively litigates complex employment cases in state and federal court and has represented clients before numerous state and federal administrative agencies. Mr. Dauscher also provides advice and counsel to employers regarding proactive policies and practices to avoid claims and liability.
In addition to his employment litigation practice, Mr. Dauscher represents companies in various business litigation matters, including unfair competition, trade secret, breach of contract, and other business tort litigation.
Mr. Dauscher received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He served as the Note & Comment Editor of the International Law Journal while in law school.
Awards and Recognitions
In 2006-2008 and 2010, Mr. Dauscher was named a "Southern California Rising Star" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine, based on a poll of selected Southern California lawyers. This recognition honors exceptional Southern California attorneys who are under the age of 40. In 2017, he was named a Top Labor and Employment Attorney by the Daily Journal.
Roy Allan Slurry Seal, Inc., et al. v. American Asphalt South, Inc., 2017 WL 631765 (Cal., Feb. 16, 2017). In an important case of first impression, the California Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the claim against Mr. Dauscher’s client for intentional interference with prospective economic advantage should be dismissed.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Dauscher is a contributor to the various firm publications and blogs. He frequently speaks to groups throughout California on employment and litigation topics.
Board Member, American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter, Los Angeles Region