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M. Scott LeBlanc

M. Scott LeBlanc

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M. Scott LeBlanc

Scott helps a wide range of organizations, including health systems, hospitals, physician groups and health technology companies, navigate the complexities of employment, privacy and health care regulatory laws. A former TV journalist, Scott approaches legal issues much like a good news story: get the facts, do the research, consider the practical implications, separate the essential from the unessential, and communicate in a clear, concise manner without the use of unnecessary jargon.

Scott assists employers during the hiring process, through employment terminations, and at all points in-between. Scott advises clients on the complexities of day-to-day employment issues such as:

  • Disability accommodation
  • Family and medical leave administration
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Avoiding and responding to claims of harassment and employment discrimination

In addition to the above, Scott regularly provides guidance on labor and employment issues arising out of business sales, mergers and acquisitions, and other forms of corporate restructuring, including the planning and implementation of workforce reductions. Scott’s practice also routinely includes advising on the recruitment, retention, and termination of executive-level employees, and drafting and reviewing employment, severance, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements for such individuals.

Scott frequently works with clients in the health care industry, particularly on health care privacy issues arising under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and related federal and state laws. Scott helps clients investigate large and small-scale data breaches, comply with breach notification requirements, and respond to investigations initiated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and other government agencies.

Scott is a frequent speaker on various employment and health care law topics. Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Scott worked as a news producer and reporter for CBS and FOX affiliate television stations in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa, and helped produce and promote the Mission Creek Midwest Festival, an annual independent music, art, and literature festival based in Iowa City.

Admitted To Practice


Court Admissions

United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations

American Health Lawyers Association
HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Bar Association
Society for Human Resource Management


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Blog Posts

Important FFCRA update for health care providersMarch 31, 2020All In A Day's Work | Blog
The employer’s guide to Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home Order”March 25, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
COVID-19: The employer’s toolboxMarch 20, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
FAQ: Employee safety during coronavirusMarch 16, 2020All In A Day's Work | Blog
FAQ: Employee travel during COVID-19March 16, 2020All In A Day's Work | Blog
NLRB gives employers a pair of early holiday giftsJanuary 02, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
What’s the lowdown on the shutdown?January 16, 2019All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Legislation | Retaliation | Terminations | Blog
EEOC to employers: Remember that mental health conditions are disabilities tooDecember 19, 2016All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Blog
New case significantly limits Wisconsin employee non-solicitation restrictionsAugust 29, 2016All In A Day's Work | Restrictive Covenants | Blog
EEOC provides clarity on wellness program incentivesMay 18, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Policies | Blog
Hand it over! why the EEOC may be entitled to more information than you thinkNovember 04, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Supreme Court: DOL can flip-flop on its interpretation of its own regulationsMarch 11, 2015All In A Day's Work | Labor | United States Supreme Court | Blog
Unpaid interns cash inNovember 18, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
EEOC lawsuit targets employee wellness programsSeptember 02, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
EEOC issues new guidance on pregnancy discriminationJuly 22, 2014All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Blog
Understanding ENDA for Wisconsin employersNovember 18, 2013All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Legislation | Blog
Pregnancy discrimination lawsuits (and the EEOC’s focus on them) on the riseFebruary 28, 2012All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Terminations | Blog
Update: Wisconsin Senate passes bill to eliminate compensatory and punitive damages in state discrimination casesNovember 07, 2011All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Legislation | Blog
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Juris Doctor, Duke University School of Law, cum laude

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, Journalism and Political Science

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