Scott D. Rechtschaffen serves as Littler Mendelson's Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO). As CKO, Scott leads the firm's effort to provide innovative client services by integrating new technologies and work processes, enabling attorneys and clients to access the collective knowledge and experience of the firm's more than 950 attorneys. He combines more than 25 years of experience representing companies in every area of labor and employment law with a broad understanding of technology to help the firm's attorneys and their clients in tailoring unique solutions that enhance the firm’s ability to deliver legal information and legal services to its clients.
Scott heads the firm’s Knowledge Management Group, consisting of dedicated, full-time knowledge management attorneys, all experienced employment and labor law attorneys, technologists, research specialists and administrative support. This Knowledge Management Group provides support throughout the firm to every practice group and individual attorneys, and for major firm initiatives. Scott has been a key member of the multi-disciplinary team that developed the award-winning Littler CaseSmart® approach to legal case management. Scott oversees the Knowledge Management Group’s work on the firm’s electronic and print publications (The National Employer, Littler’s numerous blogs and newsletter alerts), Smart Search (Littler’s internal search engine), LittlerNet (the firm’s intranet portal), Littler’s Extranets and on-line subscription services (Littler GPS® and Littler Monitor).
Scott is also responsible for the firm's Executive Employer Conference, an annual gathering of in-house counsel and human resources professionals representing some of the country's leading organizations. Scott was the co-creator of Winning Through Prevention: The Littler Employment Law Challenge, an innovative teaching tool designed to enhance the training of managers and supervisors.
Scott has written extensively and has published articles in national human resources, knowledge management, and legal technology publications. He regularly speaks at knowledge management seminars, as well as legal technology conferences and has presented at meetings and conferences organized by the ABA's Law Practice Management Section, Association of Corporate Counsel, American Lawyer Media, Legal Marketing Association, International Legal Technology Association and ARK Group.
Previously, Scott served as Senior Vice President of Learning for ELT, the nation's premier provider of on-line employment law training services. He also founded the Littler Learning Group, a division of Littler that provides innovative compliance training solutions worldwide.
In 2011, Scott was awarded the Distinguished Peer Award as KM Champion of the Year, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of knowledge management by International Legal Technology Association, the legal industry’s leading voice on the use of technology in law firms.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Labor and Employment Law Section and Law Practice Management Section - American Bar Association
- Member, Labor Law Section - State Bar of California
- Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
Member, KM Peer Group Steering Committee - International Legal Technology Association
- Recipient, Distinguished Peer Award, Knowledge Management Champion of the Year - International Legal Technology Association, 2011