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Scott James Preston

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

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Scott James Preston is a Principal and the Office Litigation Manager of the Indianapolis, Indiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He concentrates his practice in employment litigation and counseling employers on the full range of workplace issues.

Mr. Preston’s national litigation practice includes the defense of employers in single-plaintiff litigation as we well as class and collective actions.  Mr. Preston litigations in both in state and federal courts and appears regularly before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and other state agencies.

Mr. Preston also provides advice and counsel to employers on issues such as employee terminations, disability management, human resource audits, best practice employment policies, and performance management. He also conducts management training for employers on a wide variety of employment law topics.

He has been invited to speak before numerous business and employer associations including the Society of Human Resource Management, the American Staffing Association and the National Association for Athletics Compliance.  Mr. Preston frequently conducts national webinars for multi-state clients and for other business groups on issues ranging for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace to best practices to mitigate litigation risk.  

A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Mr. Preston attended the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln and Creighton University School of Law in Omaha.  Before relocating to Indianapolis, Mr. Preston practiced law for 8 years in Los Angeles at a then American Lawyer Top 25 law firm.   

Honors and Recognitions

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Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana – Pro Bono Mediation Assistance Program

Published Works

  • “Changing Times and Cultures: Why Ethical Compliance Programs are Now Essential in College Athletics,” Athletics Administration (February 2014)
  • "A New Era: Understanding the Legal Rights of Homosexual Players in Professional Sports,” Westlaw Entertainment Industry (October 2013)
  • “Recent Incidents Highlight the Need for Athletic Departments to Review Whistleblowing and Ethical Compliance Policies,” College Athletics (May 2013)
  • “How Athletic Departments Can Build Ethical Decision-Making into Compliance Programs,” Sports Business Journal (October 2012)
  • “Whistleblowing in Intercollegiate Athletics,” University Business Magazine (April 2012)
  • “Fair Game: Why De-Designated Experts are Potentially Available to the Other Side,” Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Vol. VII #2 (January 15, 2011)
  • “An Overview of Removal Jurisprudence in Multi-Party Diversity Cases,” The Circuit Rider: The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association (April 15, 2010)

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Lunch With a Lawyer," ASA Indiana Network (Indianapolis, Indiana, August 2019) (presenter)

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February 6, 2017

Indianapolis Office Newsletter – First Quarter 2017

February 6, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Limitation Period for Claims Relying on Constructive Discharge Under a constructive discharge theory, an employee’s limitation period to file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission begins upon the constructive discharge, not before, the United States Supreme Court has... Read More

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Sexual Harassment Prevention for Staffing Companies

June 4, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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NCAA Division I Announces Landmark Changes To Governance Structure
August 23, 2014

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has voted 16-2 to adopt landmark revisions to its governance structure.  The Board’s decision will provide limited autonomy for the 65 “Big 5” institutions in the Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big 10, Pac-12 and the Southeastern athletic conferences.   These conferences are expected to submit new rules by Read More