William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1980, Cum Laude

Lawrence University, B.A., 1974

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 
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Sally Scoggin is a member of the Employment, Benefits and Labor section and the Health Care practice group. Sally practices principally in the areas of:

  • Employment litigation and counseling
  • Executive employment and compensation matters
  • Nonprofit law, including health care organization matters

Sally provides counseling and training to management on employment law issues. She works with employers on structuring, drafting and implementing employment-related policies and agreements, and counsels management on personnel decisions. She also provides ongoing representation and counsels health care clients and other nonprofit organizations on employment and consulting agreements; compensation; HIPAA compliance and privacy issues; and human resource matters, including those involving professional licensing. In addition, Sally regularly represents executives and management in connection with employment, separation, non-compete and compensation issues.

Sally handles cases in both state and federal courts in Minnesota and in jurisdictions outside of Minnesota. She assists employers in matters brought before the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and state licensing boards.
Sally has co-authored articles on non-compete covenants, workplace communications and False Claims Act cases. 

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award, Ramsey County Bar Association, 2018
  • Distinguished Service Award, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2011
  • 21st Century Leadership Award, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association 

Professional Affiliations

MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist

Qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Volunteer Mediator in MN Department of Human Rights and Hennepin County Pro Bono Mediation Programs

Federal Bar Association, Member

Minnesota, Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations, Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

  • Former Board Member
  • Volunteer

Minnesota Legal Services Advisory Committee, Former Chair

Neighborhood House

  • Former Board Chair
  • Nominating Committee

Illusion Theater, Member

  • Former Board Chair 

Giving Voice Chorus Initiative 

  • Board Member


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Sally contributes to Minnesota Employer, Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits and Labor blog intended to provide practical employment law information concerning federal and state employment laws for Minnesota employers. Posts discuss employment issues, litigation, legislation and other matters that have an impact on employers.