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Andrew L. Scroggins

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5275
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Andy Scroggins is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He is a member of the Firm’s National Labor & Employment group, and focuses on defending employers in a wide range of class actions, collective actions, and multi-plaintiff litigation.

Mr. Scroggins has experience with all aspects of employment litigation, with a particular focus on complex class and collective action proceedings.  A significant portion of Mr. Scroggins’ practice includes matters concerning the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), ranging from the handling of administrative charges to subpoena enforcement proceedings and pattern-and-practice litigation.  Mr. Scroggins’ experience in this area includes claims of age, sex, race, national origin, disability, and genetic information discrimination and retaliation.

Mr. Scroggins also has significant experience with  alleged wage and hour and wage payment violations brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and similar state laws; claims by retired workers regarding collectively-bargained benefits; class action employment discrimination suits filed by private plaintiffs; and breach of contract.

Mr. Scroggins’ clients have included major U.S. employers in the staffing, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Scroggins worked for nine years in the human resources department of a global accounting and consulting firm.  In that capacity, he gained significant experience in investigating allegations of serious personnel misconduct; managing the preparation of affirmative action plans and government audits of those plans; conducting complex statistical analyses of personnel processes; devising compliant recruiting tools and processes; designing and implementing diversity programs; developing and drafting policies; and effectively communicating with a diverse workforce.

Andy Scroggins is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He is a member of the Firm’s National Labor & Employment group, and focuses on defending employers in a wide range of class actions, collective actions, and multi-plaintiff litigation.

Mr. Scroggins has experience with all aspects of employment litigation, with a particular focus on complex class and collective action proceedings.  A significant portion of Mr. Scroggins’ practice includes matters concerning the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), ranging from the handling of administrative charges to subpoena enforcement proceedings and pattern-and-practice litigation.  Mr. Scroggins’ experience in this area includes claims of age, sex, race, national origin, disability, and genetic information discrimination and retaliation.

Mr. Scroggins also has significant experience with  alleged wage and hour and wage payment violations brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and similar state laws; claims by retired workers regarding collectively-bargained benefits; class action employment discrimination suits filed by private plaintiffs; and breach of contract.

Mr. Scroggins’ clients have included major U.S. employers in the staffing, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Scroggins worked for nine years in the human resources department of a global accounting and consulting firm.  In that capacity, he gained significant experience in investigating allegations of serious personnel misconduct; managing the preparation of affirmative action plans and government audits of those plans; conducting complex statistical analyses of personnel processes; devising compliant recruiting tools and processes; designing and implementing diversity programs; developing and drafting policies; and effectively communicating with a diverse workforce.

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (2005) 
    summa cum laude
  • M.S., Communications, Northwestern University (1999)

  • B.A., English, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1995)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois 
  • U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Miami
  • U.S. District Court in Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
 

Representative Engagements

Class, Multiple Plaintiff and Collective Actions
  • EEOC v. Texas Roadhouse et al. (nationwide pattern and practice case alleging systemic age discrimination in hiring)
  • EEOC v. Darden Restaurants, Inc., et al. (nationwide pattern and practice case alleging systemic age discrimination in hiring)
  • Tackett v. M&G Polymers, USA (in a major victory for employers, the United States Supreme Court unanimously rejected a decades-old precedent involving vesting of retiree healthcare benefits)
  • Leading Financial Services Company (defeated putative class-wide wage and hour claims before discovery on complaint alleging that loan officers were misclassified as exempt under the FLSA)
  • Leading Pharmaceutical Company (defeated former employee’s claims that her termination violated the ADA and FMLA, defeated employee’s appeal to the Eighth Circuit, and recovered client’s costs)
  • Leading Software Company (obtained summary judgment verdict against former head of diversity’s claims of sex discrimination, Equal Pay Act, and breach of contract claims)

Publications

  • "Fifth Circuit Rules That Plaintiffs’ Desire To Conduct Class-Wide Discovery Cannot Defeat Summary Judgment," Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 28, 2015)
  • “Seventh Circuit Rejects In-Network Providers’ Bid For ERISA Claims Procedures,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 13, 2015)
  • Co-Author, "The NLRB and Managerial Discretion: Subcontracting, Relocations, Closings, Sales, Layoffs, and Technological Change," John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy, George Mason University (2nd ed. 2010)

Accolades

  • "Rising Star," Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Merit School of Music, Association Board Memeber