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Scott C. Oberlander

Scott C. Oberlander


Philadelphia, PA

How Scott Helps Clients

Scott Oberlander represents businesses and individuals in labor and employment disputes, with a particular emphasis on employee raiding and recruitment matters in the financial services industry and other fields. He also counsels employers regarding their best practices for protecting trade secrets and regularly drafts and negotiates restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions in employment agreements.  Scott has additional litigation experience counseling clients in various industries with respect to breach of contract claims, unfair and deceptive business practices, general employment disputes and administrative actions.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Scott litigated employment and other commercial disputes as an associate at a prominent law firm in Philadelphia. He is a former clerk to the Honorable Paulette Sapp-Peterson, J.A.D. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and a former intern for the late Senior District Judge Joseph E. Irenas, U.S.D.J. of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Scott has been named one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars each year since 2019. Scott was recognized by Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch in 2022 & 2023 in the area of Labor and Employment Law - Employee.

What Clients Can Expect

Scott is driven by a desire to meet every client’s unique needs and expectations. He is a diligent, efficient and detail-oriented worker who is responsive to all clients.

Outside the Office

In his spare time, Scott is an avid fan of Philadelphia and University of Michigan sports and loves seeing live music and spending time with his wife and young son.

Proof Points

  • Successfully defended several financial services firms and their new employees against competitors’ claims for breach of non-solicitation provisions and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Obtained a full dismissal of a $2 million California age discrimination and Labor Code case following a week-long FINRA arbitration hearing
  • Secured dismissal at the pleading stage of all claims against a client’s new employee regarding the alleged breach of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Drafted new employment agreements containing restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements for numerous employers
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order and ultimately a favorable settlement against a client’s former employee who misappropriated trade secrets and disseminated them to his new employer
  • Litigated trade secret misappropriation/breach of restrictive covenant action in federal court in New York against four former employees of a company, resulting in a favorable settlement just prior to trial
  • Defended an international law firm in a legal malpractice case brought by its former clients, resulting in a dismissal of all claims against the firm