Scott A. Entin
Mr. Entin joined the firm in 2005, and is a shareholder specializing in litigation. He has significant experience as a trial lawyer, has successfully argued appeals, and has represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, and in front of a variety of federal, state and local agencies. His practice consists of representing clients in a wide variety of general litigation matters, including, cases brought under the Federal False Claims Act, state False Claims Acts, consumer protection laws, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, federal and state wage and hour laws, and general contract disputes. His practice also includes representing doctors and hospitals in a variety of health law disputes, representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and consulting with nonprofit corporations on a wide range of employment matters and other legal issues that arise during the course of their business. The following is a summary of the areas in which he has concentrated:
False Claims Act/consumer protection law
Mr. Entin serves as a Special Assistant Deputy Attorney General to a number of states suing dozens of pharmaceutical companies for pricing practices that allegedly violate state False Claims Acts and consumer protection laws. He has participated in all aspects of these cases, from discovery through trial, including successful oral arguments and examining witnesses at trial. Mr. Entin has been a part of multiple trial teams that have secured multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of the respective state Attorney General.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Entin has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in employment disputes. He has expertise in the federal employment discrimination laws, including sex discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation cases. He has worked on complex, national class action employment litigation, as well as individual matters in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. He also has expertise representing clients in cases alleging violations of federal and Illinois wage and hour laws.
Since the beginning of his professional career, Mr. Entin has worked with hospital and doctor clients on a variety of health law topics. He has defended hospitals and doctors in a large number of medical malpractice cases in numerous areas of medical malpractice. He has extensive and successful jury trial experience in these cases. He has also advised hospital clients on affiliation and disaffiliation issues, third-party payor litigation, and other medico-legal claims.
Along with his partner, Sarah Siskind, Mr. Entin helped to develop the firm's Environmental Litigation practice. His environmental practice focuses on protecting people and their property from corporate polluters.
Mr. Entin has represented clients in litigation over covenants not to compete and non-solicitation clauses; in severance disputes; and in many other kinds of business litigation raising contract and tort claims of various kinds.
J.D. University of Wisconsin, 2003. Honors: Cum laude; The State of Wisconsin Award for Highest Achievement in Legal Process
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1999
Shareholder, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 2012-
Associate, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 2005-2012
Associate, Anderson Rasor & Partners, LLP, 2003-2005
Law Clerk, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2002-2003
Illinois Supreme Court (2003) Wisconsin (2003)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2003)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2006)
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2007)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2007)
Pro hac vice admissions in state and/or federal trial and/or appellate courts in Hawaii, Idaho, and Kentucky