A. ScottHecker

Senior Counsel

Scott partners with his clients in navigating complex legal waters to reach common sense solutions.

More About Scott

The fiscal and physical health of an employer’s workforce are of utmost importance; they are also governed by a complex set of overlapping laws at the local, state, and federal level. Scott provides clients with significant knowledge of federal government enforcement practices and engages in rational problem solving to devise workable paths forward for his clients.

Scott has advised clients and litigated on their behalf under numerous federal labor laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Mine Safety and Health Act, Black Lung Benefits Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Service Contract Act. His personal experience with a breadth of substantive areas situates him to provide keen advice at the intersection of cross-cutting legal issues.

Scott’s experience working for the US Department of Labor, spanning trial and appellate litigation, rulemaking, client advice, and agency strategic planning, gives him a uniquely holistic perspective on the workings of the federal government. Based on his knowledge and background, Scott can quickly cut to the heart of the matter to reach prompt and favorable resolutions. When needed, Scott calls on his litigation skills to vindicate his client’s interests.

With experience in strategic planning, Scott enjoys exploring how his clients can use data to drive decision-making and to develop innovative relationships with their stakeholders. Further, Scott emphasizes transparent communication when serving his clients, and he considers various perspectives when evaluating client concerns.

Scott loves building relationships and working collaboratively to bring positive resolutions to challenging circumstances.

  • JD, Columbia University Law School
    Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005
    Moot Court, coordinator, 2004-2005
    Moot Court, student editor, 2003-2004
    Child Advocacy Clinic, teaching assistant, 2004-2005
  • BA, Duke University
    History; Political Science minor
    Cum laude
  • New York
  • Not admitted in the District of Columbia. Currently practicing under the supervision of principals of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar.
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit