Overview

A true innovator, Scott A. Forman provides strategic direction to Littler’s ongoing efforts to develop technology platforms that re-engineer the delivery of legal services and enhance collaboration. He leads a team of over 100 lawyers, researchers, technologists, and operational specialists working within the award-winning Littler CaseSmart® model. Littler CaseSmart is an integrated approach to legal case management that uses groundbreaking technology, redesigned legal processes and cost effective staffing to deliver high-quality, predicable and efficient legal services. Scott founded the platform in 2010 to manage administrative agency charges. Since then, he has expanded Littler CaseSmart offerings to include single plaintiff litigation and class action defense. In addition to his leadership of Littler CaseSmart, he is one of Littler’s most successful rainmakers and regularly manages case teams with more than 200 lawyers.

In developing Littler CaseSmart, Scott drew on his vast experience representing companies in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action employment litigation and his observations of the rapidly changing legal landscape. A critical component of Littler CaseSmart is the FlexTime Attorney (FTA) staffing model that focuses on assigning experienced attorneys to specific tasks within the legal process to help clients effectively budget, manage and reduce their defense costs. The platform also provides clients with a transparent, interactive dashboard that houses all information on a client’s legal matters, allowing them to monitor the progress of a single case in real time or an entire portfolio of litigation producing data-driven privileged analytics.

Having streamlined agency charges and employment litigation matters through Littler CaseSmart, Scott recently developed Virtual Binder to enhance collaboration among 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. Virtual Binder also provides Key Performance Indicators and enables attorneys to transfer knowledge without the need for meetings, phone conference and constant email communication.

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
  • Retaliation
  • 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 Council. His contributions to the firm’s innovation have led to numerous recognitions. Most recently, Littler CaseSmart – Litigation™ earned a distinction for innovation in the Financial Times’ 2014 “North America Innovative Lawyers” report. Littler CaseSmart has also received the College of Law Practice Management’s InnovAction Award in 2012 and was named a winner of the Distinguished Peer Award as Project of the Year in 2011 by the International Legal Technology Association.

Scott is also a regular commentator in the media on issues related to legal technology and innovation and served as a panelist at the Revolution to Evolution: Digital Tools in Legal Practice event, hosted by the ABA Journal and Georgetown Law in April 2015. 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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Florida Bar

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2019

Named

Fastcase 50

2015

Named, 10 Most Innovative Individuals

North American Innovative Lawyers Report, Financial Times

2015

Named, Litigation Trailblazer

The National Law Journal

2015

Named, Top Attorney

South Florida Legal Guide

2012, 2015-2016

Named, Top Lawyer

Labor & Employment

South Florida Business Journal

2010-2014

Named, Up & Comer

Labor & Employment

South Florida Business Journal

2004-2009

Recipient, Leo Goodwin Legal Scholarship for Academic Performance

News, Analysis & Press

Q&A With Hearst’s Legal Operations Director

Corporate Counsel

June 11, 2018

Building Consensus and Driving Change

Peer to Peer

February 1, 2018

Three Ways Data Can Improve Legal Operations

Today's General Counsel

December 1, 2017

How Unbundling is Reshaping the Legal Industry

LinkedIn Pulse

August 22, 2017

Managing Litigation and Benchmarking Through Big Data

Corporate Counsel

January 5, 2017

Data Can Help Hotel Executives Manage Workforce

Hotel News Now

October 29, 2016

Pricing Technology Innovation Yields Further Collaboration Among Clients & Law Firms

Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute

October 24, 2016

Lawyers Want Flexible Work Too

Working Mother

October 17, 2016

Sharing Knowledge and Producing Innovative Solutions

Thomson Reuters Forum Magazine

September 26, 2016

Putting Products into Services

Harvard Business Review

September 1, 2016

Big Data in Employment

Today's General Counsel

February 26, 2016

Cognitive Computing on the Rise

Law Week Colorado

February 1, 2016

Litigation Trailblazers: Scott A. Forman

National Law Journal

December 7, 2015

Benefit of Counsel: Optimizing Big Data

Staffing Industry Review

November 1, 2015

Using Big Data to Manage a Supermarket's Workforce

Progressive Grocer

October 21, 2015

In lean times, a lean approach to legal work

Chicago Lawyer

June 1, 2015

The Future of Compliance

InsideCounsel

May 1, 2015

Technology Digest

Legaltech news

April 1, 2015

Law Firm Programs Cater to Working Moms

Daily Business Review

January 30, 2015

Ahead Of The Curve: Three Big Innovators In Big Law

The Legal Whiteboard

August 24, 2014

Advantages of Case Management Platform Shared by Clients

Today’s General Counsel

April 1, 2014

Cautious Endorsement of Legal Project Management

Today’s General Counsel

April 1, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Disruption in the Delivery of Legal Services Conference

Sandpiper Partners, LLC

February 26, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1995
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1991

Bar Admission

Florida

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado