Biography

SCARLETT L. FREEMAN* is a Senior Attorney in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Litigation & Business Disputes practices, in the San Francisco office of Epstein Becker Green.

Ms. Freeman:

  • Represents employers on a broad array of matters, such as compensation, restrictive covenants, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, and other employment-related disputes, and has appeared in federal and state courts and in arbitrations and mediations before FINRA, JAMS, and AAA
  • Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions
  • Counsels clients on practices and procedures, such as employee handbooks and stand-alone policies, and avoiding disputes over matters stemming from employee discipline, reductions in force, leaves of absences, and accommodation requests
  • Prepares and advises on employment, consulting, separation, and non-compete agreements
  • Represents clients in commercial litigation, business disputes, and breach of contract matters
  • Represents plan sponsors and fiduciaries in the defense of claims brought under ERISA, including breach of fiduciary duty and denial of benefits
  • Assists clients with the complexity of issues involving electronically stored information (ESI) and e-discovery obligations and best practices in the course of litigations and internal investigations
  • Assists with domestic and international internal investigations related to complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and other inappropriate behavior

While at law school, Ms. Freeman was a Research Editor for the St. John's Journal of International & Comparative Law and the New York International Law Review. She also served as an intern for the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; a legal and government affairs intern at a not-for-profit organization that provides in-home nursing care; and a legal intern at a global financial institution.

Ms. Freeman was a 2005 Fulbright Fellow to Ethiopia in affiliation with the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University.

*Admitted in New Jersey and New York; not admitted in California.

Education
  • St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 2013)
  • Columbia University (M.I.A., 2008)
    • School of International & Public Affairs
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (B.A., cum laude, 2004)
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Memberships
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Languages
  • Spanish
  • Amharic