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Cerritos
12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3200
562-653-3333 fax

Education

  • Loyola Law School (J.D.)
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills (B.S.)

Bar Admissions

  • 1999, California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach/Rio Hondo Chapter, Board of Directors

Scott K. Dauscher

Partner

Practice Areas

Experience
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.

Education
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.

Reported Cases
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.

Representative Matters

  • Defeated class certification on behalf of large construction contractor in lawsuit alleging claims for unpaid overtime, missed meal and rest periods, waiting time penalties and unfair business practices.
  • Defeated class action against transportation company in case brought on behalf of truck drivers who alleged unpaid overtime and missed meal and rest periods.
  • Defeated class action against labeling manufacturer in a case alleging unpaid overtime and missed meal and rest periods.
  • Defeated class action against clothing manufacturer for alleged unpaid expense reimbursements, unpaid wages, and missed meal and rest periods.
  • In large class action lawsuit against food manufacturer alleging unpaid wages for donning and doffing time, reduced claims to single plaintiff, who settled for small fraction of total estimated liability.
  • Achieved favorable settlement of class action lawsuit for large restaurant chain in case alleging off-the-clock work and missed meal and rest periods.
  • Successfully appealed Labor Commissioner award to employee for unpaid wage claims, resulting in judgment in favor of employer.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of large pharmaceutical company in case brought by former employee alleging claims for discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
  • Obtained a judgment in excess of $1 million on behalf of a software company for breach of contract.
  • Recovered over $2 million from former employee of a construction company who embezzled from the company.
  • Obtained judgment in favor of telecommunications company against a competitor who sued for alleged theft of trade secrets.

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.

Community Involvement
Board Member, American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter, Los Angeles Region

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