Scott A. Forman provides strategic direction to Littler’s ongoing efforts to develop technology solutions that re-engineer the delivery of legal services and enhance operational efficiency. He is the founder of Littler’s award-winning Littler CaseSmart® (LCS), VirtualBinder, and Littler onDemand (LoD) platforms and leads a team of over 100 lawyers, researchers, technologists, and operational specialists working within these solutions.
A revolutionary approach to managing employment matters, LCS combines proprietary technology, redesigned legal processes, and efficient staffing to deliver high-quality legal services, fee predictability, and critical data analytics that drive insight and reduce risk. Scott founded LCS in 2010 to manage administrative agency charges and has since expanded the platform to include the defense of single-plaintiff employment litigation and class and collective actions.
Having streamlined the process for handling matters through LCS, Scott developed VirtualBinder to deliver insight and drive efficiency through case management for attorneys working within the platform. This technology uses automated workflow to track and manage the entire life cycle of a litigated case while informing attorneys exactly what tasks need to be completed, by whom and when. VirtualBinder also provides Key Performance Indicators and enables attorneys to transfer knowledge without the need for meetings, phone conference, and constant email communication.
Recognizing the challenges for employers that come with navigating a relentless stream of workplace legal questions, Scott founded LoD in 2019 to provide clients with a technology-based solution for receiving advice and counsel, along with critical data analytics. The platform streamlines the process of answering employment-related inquiries and houses all responses, creating a knowledge bank of information. In addition to providing greater efficiencies and consistency for clients, LoD provides insights that draw on their past experiences, account for developments in the law, and reflect experience across multiple organizations and industries.
Scott’s ability to develop forward thinking and innovative products stems from his extensive experience in litigating single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action cases includes matters involving:
- Wrongful termination
- Breach of contract
- Employment discrimination
- Workplace harassment
- Public accommodation
- Enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants
Scott has represented clients in arbitrations and appellate matters and has several published decisions that provide employer-favorable case law. He regularly conducts seminars on employment law matters and has been an invited guest speaker to various functions.
Scott is a member of Littler’s Board of Directors and is co-chair of the firm’s Innovation Advisory Committee. His contributions to the firm’s innovation have led to numerous recognitions. Most recently, in 2018, he was named among the Top Five Data Driven Layers by Law360. Littler CaseSmart – Class Action™ earned a distinction for innovation in the Financial Times’ 2017 “North America Innovative Lawyers” report. Littler CaseSmart was also recognized alongside its client as a 2017 ACC Value Champion by the Association of Corporate Counsel for driving value, while controlling legal spending and producing better results.
Scott is also a regular commentator in the media on issues related to legal technology and innovation and served as a panelist at the Disruption & Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services event, hosted by Sandpiper Partners in November 2018. He is a founding member of Littler’s Miami office and its former office managing shareholder. He is also a former co-chair of the firm’s Retail Practice Group.