Scott Mainquist represents employers in a variety of employment law matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. His practice also includes labor law matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

In the area of employment law, Scott defends clients in civil litigation, including collective and class actions, involving various state and federal employment laws, including the FLSA, Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL), Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). His practice also focuses on Illinois employment statutes and legislation, where he counsels clients on the impact of Illinois-specific employment statutes on their day-to-day workplace issues.

With respect to traditional labor law, Scott’s experience includes unfair labor practice charges, labor arbitrations, representation elections, union strikes, and providing advice and counsel regarding the National Labor Relations Act.

During law school, Scott served as senior article editor for Notre Dame’s Journal of International and Comparative Law

Prior to law school, Scott was a four-year varsity football player at the University of Chicago. In 2015, he was awarded the Stagg Medal, given to best senior male student athlete. In 2014, he was a captain, All-American, and the UAA Defensive Player of the Year.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Alzheimer’s Association Junior Board, Illinois Chapter



Hyde Park Institute - Maroons of Character Program



Honor Roll

Notre Dame Law School

Spring 2017

Recipient, Stagg Medal Award

University of Chicago


News, Analysis & Press

Illinois Passes Workers’ Rights Amendment

SHRM Online

November 22, 2022


  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2019cum laude
  • B.A., University of Chicago, 2015With Honors

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois