On June 15, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, No. 20-1573, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) requires California courts to honor agreements to arbitrate individual claims under the California Labor Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, Cal. Lab. Code § 2698 et seq. (“PAGA”). Although Viking River Cruises is a significant win for California employers, it remains to be seen whether and to what extent the full scope of that win will be durable.
Conrad Scott is a litigator in the firm’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group. He focuses on representing financial institutions, life-sciences firms, and technology companies in appeals, complex commercial disputes, and litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act.
Conrad rejoined the firm after serving as a law clerk for Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court.