Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Managing Partner J. Scott Tiedemann Named A Corporate Counsel’s 2023 Women, Influence and Power Ally of the Year

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
AUTHOR: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
DATE: Sep 07, 2023

Los Angeles, CA – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that LCW Firmwide Managing Partner J. Scott Tiedemann has been selected as an Ally of the Year in Corporate Counsel’s 2023 Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards. Corporate Counsel recognizes that Allyship is crucial in the workplace and with this award, recognizes those who listen with empathy and seek to understand different perspectives, show up by being present, engaged, and committed to diversity efforts in the firm, and speak up as an advocate to others.

Scott is present, engaged, and committed to diversity efforts – in the firm, the legal community and by extending his support to external organizations and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion.

Under his leadership, LCW continues to increase the representation of women and people of color at all levels of the organization and the legal field. LCW’s total firm headcount currently stands at 203 individuals, with 132 of those being women and 70 being people of color. These numbers reflect a longtime, ongoing commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse talent within the legal profession.

“Under Scott’s leadership, LCW provides opportunities for women to excel and advance in their legal careers,” stated San Francisco Office Managing Partner Morin Jacob.  “Scott’s advocacy and commitment to diversity go beyond mere representation – he actively speaks up as an advocate for others, amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups and promoting a culture of inclusivity,” noted Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Melanie Chaney.  Fresno and Sacramento Office Managing Partner Shelline Bennett added “Scott’s commitment to listening with empathy, showing up, and speaking up as an advocate for others exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding ally.”

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore congratulates Scott on this well-deserved honor!

About J. Scott Tiedemann

Scott Tiedemann is the Firmwide Managing Partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, California’s largest labor and employment law firm specializing in education, public sector, and nonprofit sectors.

Scott is a prominent advocate and trusted advisor to public safety agencies, guiding them through complex investigations and procedural challenges. With a track record of success in high-profile cases involving issues like excessive force, sexual abuse, and fraud, Scott has empowered public safety employers with effective management strategies. He also represents various government agencies in labor and employment matters and serves as a lead negotiator in collective bargaining. Recognized for his expertise, Scott is a sought-after conference speaker and holds key positions in professional organizations, receiving accolades such as Super Lawyer and the National Law Journal Crisis Leadership Trailblazer award.


Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is a labor, employment, and full service education law firm that provides comprehensive, responsive, and highly competent legal advice, representation, litigation services, negotiations and training to public entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations throughout California.  The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, and Sacramento.  For more information, visit our website: www.lcwlegal.com.



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