- General Employment Litigation
- Management and Employee Training
- Reductions in Force
- WARN Act
|University ||Cornell University, B.S., 1981|
|Law School||Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1984|
|Admitted||1985, New York; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 1988, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1996, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit|
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
•Litigation Counsel of America
•Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center
•Westchester Jewish ConferenceBoard of Directors, 2009-Present
Scott T. Baken is a Shareholder in the firm's White Plains office. Mr. Baken received a B.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1981, and a J.D. degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 1984.
A member of the Bar of New York State, Mr. Baken is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh and Circuits.
Scott T. Baken
Mr. Baken has participated in numerous wrongful discharge and employment discrimination trials and appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts. He also defends employers in administrative proceedings before fair employment practice agencies, lectures and advises clients on subjects such as sexual harassment, reductions in force and the implementation of preventive personnel practices designed to increase productivity, enhance morale and ensure compliance with the many federal, state and local laws that impact the workplace.
Mr. Baken is the chairperson of Jackson Lewis' Reduction in Force practice. In this capacity, Mr. Baken educates employers on the legal and practical implications of workforce reductions, mass layoffs and plant closings, and assists companies in designing and implementing voluntary and involuntary group staffing programs. Mr. Baken works with experienced Jackson Lewis attorneys throughout the country who utilize an interdisciplinary approach to providing advice and counsel on the cutting edge of the reduction in force and workplace reorganization issues facing employers today. These attorneys specialize in: (1) disciplines such as employee benefits, employment and benefits-related litigation, labor relations and immigration law; (2) compliance with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (“OWBPA”), the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (“WARN”) and similar state laws; and (3) conducting statistical disparate impact analyses.
Mr. Baken is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose members are selected on the basis of their effectiveness, accomplishment in litigation and trial work, and ethical reputation.
Mr. Baken is a member of the Board of Directors of the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center located on the campus of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, and serves as the chairperson of the Center's Juvenile Restorative Justice Program. Mr. Baken is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Jewish Conference, a community relations council that coordinates and enhances the efforts of over 140 non-profit organizations throughout Westchester County. Mr. Baken is the co-chair of the Conference's Synagogue/Jewish Institution Security Roundtable.
In addition to employment law and human rights, Mr. Baken is passionate about music, movies and old pinball machines. Given the limited time for practice Mr. Baken's schedule permits, he anticipates mastering the guitar by the time his teenage children graduate from college.
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