WASHINGTON, D.C. - R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group law firm, has been elected to serve as the 2011-2012 president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA).
MWELA is the 300-lawyer Washington, D.C., metropolitan area affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. As advocates for employee rights and civil rights, MWELA lawyers work to protect the rights and privileges of employees in both the private and public sectors in the Washington metropolitan area workforce. MWELA provides assistance, support, and resources to members throughout the metropolitan area to attain the highest ideals of practice and encourage the sharing of expertise and skills to best serve employees.
Oswald is a seasoned trial lawyer whose cases help define the boundaries of protections for employees. His successful litigation of whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and Fair Labor Standards Act and unpaid wage actions have been featured in several publications. He has recovered more than $80 million in judgments and settlements for his clients, including a $57 million False Claims Act settlement, a $1 million sexual harassment jury verdict, and a $579,338 FMLA verdict. Notably, Oswald was Sheila Kalkunte's lead trial counsel in her groundbreaking Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower retaliation claim, which remains one of the few SOX whistleblower cases where the SOX whistleblower prevailed at the trial level.
The Employment Law Group® law firm represents individuals from all over the United States and around the world in executive compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity, SOX and other whistleblower cases against the government and publicly held U.S. corporations. The firm's attorneys have a collective 70 plus years of experience litigating on behalf of employees against employers who disregard government wage and employment laws or wrongfully fire their employees.