M. Scott McDonald Esq.

Littler Mendelson P.C.
McDonald, Scott M.

M. Scott McDonald, a Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C., has represented clients in all areas of employment and labor law for more than 20 years. Among his notable successes, Mr. McDonald secured injunctions enforcing non-compete agreements in three consecutive cases involving quantitative analysts in the high frequency trading industry. He led teams in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes that resulted in the protection of millions of dollars of intellectual property.

Mr. McDonald has served as counsel for amicus curiae that successfully pursued arguments for the use of a new non-compete test and partial reversal of the Texas Supreme Court's interpretation of Texas law on non-compete agreements. In another precedent setting matter, he helped design a creative trade secret protection argument that established a new test for pre-lawsuit deposition actions in Texas.

Mr. McDonald has written and contributed to numerous books and articles on employment law. He is a frequent speaker at employment law seminars, and has served as a guest lecturer at local universities and colleges.

He earned his B.A. from the University of Texas, El Paso and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

Mr. McDonald is the co-author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Drafting and Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete.