Adriana Midence Scott is a Shareholder in the Atlanta office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Scott's practice covers a wide spectrum of employment litigation, including both state and federal claims. She has handled cases involving claims of race, national origin, age, disability and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues.
Ms. Scott also has extensive experience drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants for employers in numerous states throughout the United States. She frequently provides advice to employers regarding employee restrictive covenant issues and drafts employment policies and training and/or management materials.
Ms. Scott frequently speaks on employment related topics, including presenting on “Employment Law 101” for the Latina Women's Business Association in May 2010, “Classifying Workers-Employee or Independent Contractor” for the Society of Human Resource Management in May 2010, “Covenants Not to Compete: A Post-Election Update” for the Atlanta Bar Association in March 2011, and “Drafting and Implementing Restrictive Covenants Under Georgia's New Law” for the State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division annual Employer Problems and Solutions CLE in February 2012.
Ms. Scott has appeared on CNN and 100.3 FM WIOD (Miami) to discuss discrimination and harassment in the workplace, workplace investigations, and retaliation issues.
Ms. Scott is also frequently published, including “A Risky New Trend: Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors,” Workforce Management (November 2009); “Possible Changes to Georgia's Restrictive Covenant Law,” Legal Briefing (February 2010); and “Georgia's New Law: Should I Change My Restrictive Covenants Now?,” Legal Briefing (April 2011).
Ms. Scott was selected as a 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine.
Ms. Scott earned a B.A. with distinction in Political Science from the University of Michigan and received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where she was a Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review and member of the Hispanic Law Society Moot Court Team.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011
A Risky New Trendy: Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors
Workforce Management (November 2009) [ Author] Possible Changes to Georgia's Restrictive Covenant Law
Legal Briefing (February 2010) [Author] Georgia's New Law: Should I Change My Restrictive Covenants Now?
Legal Briefing (April 2011) [Author]