Beth Fegan is on the vanguard in the legal battles surrounding sexual assault, abuse and harassment. She has led sex trafficking claims against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and is a leader in claims of sexual abuse and complicity.
While working on the front lines of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Beth has fought for female students abused by a University of Southern California health center gynecologist. She also settled a nationwide class action alleging sexual harassment on behalf of 16,000 current and former female employees of a commercial property brokerage firm. This case in particular is an example of Beth’s history of successfully and creatively tailoring results for the benefit of victims nationwide.
Beth also fights for women in her own profession. She authored “An Opportunity or Landmine: Promoting Gender Diversity from The Bench” (The Federal Lawyer, May 2016) and participated in The Duke Judicial Law Center’s Distinguished Lawyers conference on “Guidelines and Best Practices Addressing Chronic Failure to Diversify Leadership Positions in the Practice of Law.”
Courts regularly appoint Beth to lead national class action cases, citing her robust experience, legal prowess and dedication to excellence and equity.
In 2019, Beth and her husband, Timothy Scott, founded FeganScott, a national law firm specializing in class-action cases, high-stakes, contingent-fee litigation and community-driven legal needs. The practice manages a variety of complex class actions and individual cases.
Prior to founding FeganScott, Beth launched the Chicago office of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, where she helped grow the firm significantly during her 15 years of leadership as Chicago managing partner. Before that, she was partner at The Wexler Firm in Chicago, where she launched her plaintiffs’-side career as interim managing partner.
Additionally, as an associate at Shefsky & Froelich in Chicago, Beth served in several local government appointments, including positions as special assistant corporation counsel to the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and the Public Building Commission of Chicago. She also served on special master teams in federal and state court.
Beth earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she also taught legal writing and served as editor-at-large for the Loyola Law Journal.
Super Lawyers Magazine has honored Beth as an Illinois Super Lawyer annually since 2016. Best Lawyers named her a Woman of Influence. She is among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America.