Master of Ceremonies
Tacita A. Mikel Scott is a Partner in the Firm’s Atlanta office with over 18 years trial experience. She is a member of the litigation and employment practice groups. Tacita’s expansive litigation practice focuses on all aspects of business litigation, including claims involving breach of contract, business torts, creditors’ rights, general liability, and vendor disputes.
As part of her employment practice, Tacita assists management and executives throughout the United States in all areas of employment law, including such issues as, (i) Harassment and discrimination claims; (ii) Overtime and other wage and hour claims (including collective actions); (iii) Family and Medical Leave Act claims; (iv) Restrictive covenant and trade secrets claims; (v) Whistleblower claims (vi) ERISA claims (including union withdrawal assessments); and (vii) contract drafting/negotiations. Tacita also routinely advises employers on the avoidance of employee related problems and finding creative solutions to workplace issues. She often trains, and speaks to, management, lawyers, and human resources professionals on employment issues. Tacita has litigated a wide array of cases in Federal and State courts, governmental agencies and arbitration tribunals for companies, municipalities and government agencies of all sizes and has extensive experience negotiating complex settlements. As both a pragmatic counselor and a skilled advocate, Tacita is well equipped to temper the urge to litigate with the need to negotiate, which enables her to support the process that best fits her clients’ goals.
In addition to graduating Leadership Atlanta, the National Diversity Council has recognized Tacita as one of the most influential women in Georgia, and Atlanta Woman magazine named Tacita one of “Atlanta’s 25 Power Women to Watch.” She has also been repeatedly recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, ranking her in the top 2.5 percent in the state, and is frequently included in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, a publication that celebrates black achievement. Tacita is also a recipient of The Black Gents of Hollywood’s Excellence Award, and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Community Champion Award.