Scott Tiedemann is the Managing Partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, California's largest public sector labor, employment and education law firm.
Scott is a leading advocate for, and trusted advisor to public safety agencies across California. He is called upon in high profile cases to advise public safety executives regarding how to conduct complex investigations, including how to manage media relations and navigate the procedural complexities of the Public Safety Officers and Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. He has earned a reputation for successfully prosecuting many difficult cases involving allegations ranging from excessive force to sexual abuse to fraud.
Scott has prevailed in multiple published appellate cases that have helped public safety employers more effectively manage their employees. His published decisions on behalf of public safety employers include, among others: Upland Police Officers Association v. City of Upland (2003) 111 Cal.App.4th 1294, Benach v. County of Los Angeles (2007) 149 Cal.4th 836 and Thompson v. City of Monrovia (2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 860, and Ferguson v. City of Cathedral City (2011) 197 Cal.App.4th 1161.
Scott represents a wide variety of other government agencies and schools in labor and employment matters as well. He is a skilled litigator in federal and state courts and a successful appellate attorney, who has handled a variety of litigation matters, including trials and administrative hearings. Scott is also experienced in labor, including relations serving as lead negotiator in collective bargaining with safety and general employee bargaining units.
Scott's practice also includes investigations, counseling and management training. He frequently speaks at national and statewide conferences on subjects such as disciplinary investigations, workplace harassment, employment discrimination, free speech, privacy and ethics.
Scott frequently is asked to lend his knowledge and expertise to other professional organizations. He is the Chair of the Labor Relations subcommittee on the dissolution of redevelopment agencies for the League of California Cities, a member of the Board of Advisors of the California Public Employee Relations (CPER) program and the firm's representative to the Employment Risk Management Authority. Additionally, Scott authored the CPER Pocket Guide to the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights and Chapter 8 (The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act) of California Public Sector Employment Law book, State Bar of California/LexisNexis (2011).