Scott Moriarity

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Scott A. Moriarity litigates complex employment and class action disputes in Minnesota and throughout the United States, helping employees and consumers vindicate their rights against large, well-funded companies. A partner at Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, Scott has formulated winning strategies in major employment and products liability litigation and achieved significant results for his clients.

Scott is an active member of the Federal Bar Association, where he has provided pro bono representation through its Pro Se Project and worked on the Minnesota Chapter’s legal education committee.  An engaged community member, Scott serves on the board of In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater, which supports theater and school-age programming on the environment and social diversity.

Publications and Presentations

  • ERISA Long-Term Disability Benefits: Deemed Exhaustion and Judicial Review Under the New 2017 Regulations, ERISA Report, Author, Dec. 2017
  • Copyright for Artists, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Presenter, Nov. 2, 2017
  • Good Data, Bad Decisions: What Neuroscience Teaches Us about Legal Advocacy, Minnesota CLE Webcast, Presenter, Apr. 14, 2016
  • A Quick Introduction to Intellectual Property, TwinWest Power Partners, Presenter, Nov. 3, 2014
  • Responsible Hiring and Firing, TwinWest Power Partners, Presenter, Apr. 6, 2014
  • Document Retention Policies 101, TwinWest Power Partners, Presenter, Aug. 5, 2013
  • Anna Nicole Smith Returns to the Supreme Court: Stern v. Marshall and Article I Jurisdiction, 38th Annual FBA Federal Practice Seminar, Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Moderator, June 28, 2012
  • Prepare to Be Boarded: Are Your Visitors Pirates? Online Piracy and Copyright Law, Presentation Author, April 2012
  • Judicial Interview: Judge Arthur Gajarsa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Federal Bar Association IP Browser, Author, Fall 2011

Representative Cases

  • Banks Feed, LLC v. Ani-Logics Outdoors, LLC, No. 16-5225 (W.D. Ark. Jan. 4, 2017) (negotiated early settlement of trademark infringement lawsuit)

  • In re Hardieplank Fiber Cement Siding Litigation, No. 12-2359 (D. Minn. Dec. 16, 2016) (coordinated and supervised six law firms’ contributions to ten summary judgment oppositions in multi-district litigation; edited and filed summary judgment oppositions and led opposing arguments)

  • Homes for Heroes, Inc. v. D&C Moore, Inc., No. 16-2750 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 6, 2016) (investigated, drafted, and filed motion for preliminary injunction against trademark infringer, who later defaulted)

  • In re National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, No. 16-775 (D. Minn. May 10, 2016) (advised owner-trustee of student loan derivatives on application of Minnesota trust laws and procedures)

  • Homes for Heroes, Inc. v. Mejia, No. 91222401 (T.T.A.B. Jan. 21, 2016) (opposed application to register federal trademark, compelled applicant to unilaterally abandon application)

  • In re Hardieplank Fiber Cement Siding Litigation, No. 12-2359 (D. Minn. Nov. 16, 2015) (identified key document, negated adverse party’s claim of attorney-client privilege, and defeated clawback efforts)

  • In re IKO Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation, 757 F.3d 599 (7th Cir. 2014) (formulated strategy and drafted petition for legal team that successfully appealed denial of class certification against property owners)

  • Holbrook v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp., No. 12-4166 (6th Cir. July 12, 2013) (successfully appealed dismissal, allowing homeowner to pursue claim against maker of defective trimboard product)

  • Allstate Property & Casualty Ins. Co. v. Linea Latina de Accidentes, No. 09-3681 (D. Minn. Aug. 12, 2011) (won motion to compel documents from insurance company, with court awarding attorney fees and costs)

Professional Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter Member and Former Pro Se Project Volunteer Attorney and Legal Education Committee Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, J.D. cum laude; Staff Editor and Editorial Board Member, William Mitchell Law Review
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, B.M.; Presidential Scholar

Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota