As Littler's Chief Knowledge Officer, Scott D. Rechtschaffen leads the firm's effort to provide innovative client services by integrating new technologies and work processes and enabling attorneys and clients to access the collective knowledge and experience of the firm's more than 1,000 attorneys. He combines over 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 Department (KM) comprising dedicated, full-time knowledge management attorneys – who are all experienced employment and labor law attorneys, technologists, research specialists and administrative support. The KM Team supports the firm's attorneys, practice groups and major firm initiatives. He has been a key member of the multi-disciplinary team that developed the award-winning Littler CaseSmart® approach to legal case management. He oversees KM's work on the firm’s electronic and print publications – The National Employer, blogs and newsletter alerts, Smart Search – the firm's internal search engine, LittlerNet – the firm’s intranet portal, Littler’s Extranets and on-line subscription services – Littler GPS® and Littler Monitor.
In addition, Scott is 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. He 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 publications on human resources management, knowledge management, and legal technology. He regularly speaks at knowledge management seminars and legal technology conferences organized by the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management Section, Association of Corporate Counsel, American Lawyer Media, Legal Marketing Association, International Legal Technology Association, ARK Group and other professional organizations.
Previously, Scott served as Senior Vice President of Learning for ELT, the nation's premier provider of on-line employment law training services. He founded the Littler Learning Group, a division of Littler that provides innovative compliance training solutions worldwide.
For his outstanding achievements in the field of knowledge management, Scott has been awarded the Distinguished Peer Award as KM Champion of the Year by International Legal Technology Association, the legal industry’s leading voice on technology in law firms. In 2014, he was named to the Fastcase 50, an annual compilation, "honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders." In the same year, he was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, a peer-nominated honor bestowed on law practice management specialists, "who consistently exemplify the highest professional standards and achievements" over at least a 10-year period.
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
Fellow, College of Law Practice Management
- Named, Ten Most Innovative Individuals, North America Innovative Lawyers Report - Financial Times, 2014
- Recipient, Innovator Award - The Recorder, 2014
- Named, Fastcase 50 - Fastcase, 2014
- Recipient, Distinguished Peer Award, Knowledge Management Champion of the Year - International Legal Technology Association, 2011