Scott M. Wich


Mr. Wich is a regional attorney focusing on providing local, regional and national clients with services concerning management-related labor and employment issues. Bringing his training and background in business and human resources management to this area of the law, Mr. Wich is heavily involved in working with clients, ranging from small local companies to international businesses, to provide comprehensive solutions to labor and employment problems, including advice on day-to-day legal issues, labor-management relations, employment policies and management training seminars. In his practice, Mr. Wich seeks to provide each client with prompt, value-added advice in an efficient, individualized manner as a preventative measure against employee-related problems, while offering dedicated and vigorous representation when claims are asserted.

Mr. Wich has extensive experience in representing management in all aspects of labor relations, including union organizing drives, collective bargaining, contract administration, arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings.

He has successfully represented clients in federal and state court trial and appellate litigation, including unlawful discrimination and harassment, breach of contract, defamation and wage & hour claims. He has also successfully defended clients before several federal and state government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state & local equal employment opportunity agencies and departments of labor as well as the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Wich has been a contributing author to SHRM's HR Magazine, the American Bar Association's FMLA Midwinter Report, the American Bar Association's FLSA Midwinter Report and the ABA/BNA Fair Labor Standards Act Treatise.


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, M.B.A., with distinction, Human Resources Management, 1996
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Marketing and Psychology, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts

Representative Matters

  • Successfully advised multiple employers during labor organizing drives, including withdrawals of election petitions
  • Advised major health care facilities on labor and employment issues related to unique affiliation arrangement
  • Obtained reversal of NLRB order in federal Court of Appeals based in Virginia
  • Secured summary judgment on ADA and FMLA claims brought by former employee against major New York area employer
  • Obtained dismissal of multi-plaintiff race discrimination claims brought in Illinois against national not-for-profit employer
  • Successfully resolved class, collective and individual actions for wage & hour claims
  • Secured dismissal of labor and whistleblower claims for New Jersey-based, regional employer
  • Advised international shipper on labor issues related to its U.S. operations
  • Labor negotiations for historic Connecticut-based performing arts facility
  • Counsel to multiple Emmy-award winning video/media production company


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Honors, Awards and Recognitions

  • Connecticut Bar Association Honor Roll for Pro Bono Service
  • Senior Board Member and U.S. Regional Competitor, Jessup International Moot Court
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Former Councilman, Trumbull Town Council
  • Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors, ARI of Connecticut, a major not-for-profit organization providing assistance to individuals with disabilities and their families
  • Past Chairman, Trumbull Economic and Community Development Commission
  • Past Board Member, Leadership Greater Bridgeport, an affiliate of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Connecticut and Sacred Heart University

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