Kerry Alan Scanlon focuses his practice on employment litigation and equal rights claims. With over 30 years of experience, Kerry has defended some of the largest employment discrimination class actions. He is head of the Firm's US labor and employment litigation practice.
Kerry previously served as co-chair of the employment and labor group of an international litigation firm. Prior to that, Kerry was one of the federal government’s top civil rights lawyers. He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he helped develop and enforce the Clinton administration’s civil rights agenda, supervised the successful litigation of numerous groundbreaking civil rights cases and worked with top officials in other agencies on civil rights enforcement.
Prior to his government service, Kerry spent a combined 15 years with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. During that time he was successful in over 100 major cases and became a nationally recognized civil rights litigator and trial lawyer. He also played an instrumental role in the enactment of several major civil rights statutes by US Congress.