Scott Flaherty’s wide-ranging practice at Briggs and Morgan requires a lot of planning and not a lot of sleep.
He doesn’t seem to mind. His work involves intellectual property, antitrust, commercial crimes and cybersecurity. In Brown v. Minnesota Medical Development, Inc., he defeated the plaintiff’s TRO motion in a patent case and settled the case after showing that his client in fact owned the patent. He also led the team that won the case for the alleged organizer of the Black Lives Matter demonstration at the Mall of America in 2014, for which he received the 2016 Social Justice Award from the Minnesota National Lawyers Guild.
In his nine years of practice, he’s argued four cases at the Minnesota Supreme Court – one is under advisement and he won two. Pending is Storms, Inc. v. Mathy Construction Co., where his team got a defense verdict in a highway repair dispute reversed at the Court of Appeals.
Flaherty sits on the board of the ACLU and the Hallie Q. Brown Foundation, and has served on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission. He represents clients pro bono through the Children’s Law Center and the Federal Bar Association’s Pro Se Project.