PITTSBURGH – July 30, 2020 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that on Monday, July 27, 2020, the U.S. Senate confirmed Pittsburgh shareholder W. Scott Hardy as a judge on the federal bench in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
“Strong intellect, good judgment, integrity and empathy are important qualities for a judge, and I know of no one who possesses them in larger measure than Scott,” said Matt Keen, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “It is a proud day for Scott and the firm. We wish him all the best as he transitions to the bench in August.”
Hardy joined Ogletree Deakins as a shareholder in 2010 and was elected to the firm’s Board of Directors in 2018. In his practice, he has counseled employers on all aspects of their employment relationships to achieve their organizational goals. He has also represented employers as lead counsel in federal and state court litigation (including class and collective actions and appeals), commercial and labor arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. Hardy has earned accolades throughout his career, including being recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, a Pennslyvania Super Lawyer, and an Acritas Star. He earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Allegheny College.
Following his confirmation, Hardy recieved support from Pennsylvania’s bipartisan senators, Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.).
“I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Pittsburgh native Scott Hardy to serve on the federal bench in Western Pennsylvania,” said Senator Toomey. “His more than two decades of litigation experience will enable him to excel in this new role. I am confident he will be an impartial jurist who will serve the people of Pennsylvania with fairness and integrity.”
“I am pleased that Scott Hardy has been confirmed to serve as a federal judge in Pennsylvania’s Western District,” said Senator Casey. He has been a respected attorney in Pittsburgh’s legal community for more than 20 years, and his intellect, experience and character have prepared him well to faithfully and independently administer justice.”
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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com