Scott A. Kronland

(415) 421-7151 ext. 312

A.B., Cornell University
J.D., UC Berkeley Law School

Hon. James R. Browning, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Scott is an experienced litigator and advisor who often assists clients and other lawyers with matters that involve significant legal issues of first impression.  He handles cases in appellate and trial courts around the country and also represents clients in arbitrations and administrative proceedings.  He also regularly provides legal advice about proposed legislation.  His clients have included labor organizations, public interest groups, public entities, and individuals, and his major areas of focus include federal and state constitutional law, labor law, employment law, and the defense of suits arising from First Amendment activity.

Scott is the former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and served as an Appellate Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  He is listed in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Civil Rights Law, in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers magazine for Employment and Labor, and in the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide for Class Actions and Employee Rights.

In addition to the California state bar, Scott is admitted to the state bar of New York.

Representative matters:

  • Obtained a nationwide injunction against the implementation of Social Security Administration “no match” regulations that would have jeopardized the employment of U.S. citizens and lawful residents.
  • Obtained injunctions against the implementation of California regulations that would have dramatically lowered prevailing wage rates for all construction workers on public projects.
  • Obtained an injunction against state rules that would have permitted the displacement of court reporters in California by audiotape machines.
  • Successfully defended, in the trial courts and on appeal, many constitutional and preemption challenges to labor standards legislation.
  • Obtained an injunction against mandatory furloughs of all public employees in Hawaii.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial seeking $3 million in damages from a labor organization for alleged breach of contract.
  • Successfully defended multiple challenges to statutes enabling home care and child care workers to choose union representation.
  • Successfully defended against constitutional challenges to a statute that provides for binding interest arbitration to resolve labor contract disputes for farm workers.
  • Assisted clients in drafting many bills that were adopted by the California Legislature.
  • Obtained the dismissal under California’s anti-SLAPP statute of lawsuits arising from free speech activities.