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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Renowned for its huge team and sterling reputation in all aspects of labor and employment law. Offers substantial expertise in contentious disputes including wage and hour class and collective actions as well as discrimination suits. Additionally highly regarded for its representation of companies facing union campaigns.

Strengths

An interviewee reports: "Seyfarth Shaw stands out in several ways. They are genuinely expert in all aspects of employment and labor law, and responsive and pleasant to work with. I find the combination of working with true experts who also happen to be exceptionally nice people to be a rewarding experience."

Sources regard the firm as "exceptionally capable and client service-oriented."

Clients regard the Seyfarth Shaw attorneys as "experts in wage and hour matters," adding that the team is "prepared and handles litigation really well."

Work highlights

Acted for General Motors in an FLSA collective action, involving claims for overtime pay on behalf of thousands of contract workers.

Notable practitioners

Camille Olson is highly regarded for her work for employers in employment disputes and often works with clients in the media and technology sectors.
"Camille has a great practice, representing high-profile clients.""She is one of the best employment lawyers in the country. She is a successful trial lawyer and counselor, and would be number one on my list for sensitive employment matters. She is an absolute treasure."

Ellen McLaughlin handles issues relating to the ADA and FMLA, among other matters.
"She is very knowledgeable in her practice area and pleasant to work with.""She is an expert in the FMLA arena and very helpful with those complex situations. She is responsive, thorough and efficient."

Gerald Maatman is a leading figure in class and collective action litigation, with extensive experience advising clients on wage and hour violations and discrimination claims.
"He is an outstanding lawyer with a lot of great experience." "He is probably number one for labor and employment class actions in the country. He is a go-to for complicated issues." "Gerry is very attentive to our needs and knows our business very well. He is a nationally renowned expert in employment law and class action matters. He has a high level of expertise and is very responsive and organized. He puts together a really good team to work on our matters."

Kenneth Dolin has over 30 years of experience advising clients on traditional labor law matters. He often works on collective bargaining agreements.
"Ken is an incredible quarterback and has an ability to apply his extensive legal knowledge with an understanding of our business needs. Ken possesses superb legal skills and is incredibly responsive and detail-oriented."

Noah Finkel is particularly experienced in handling wage and hour disputes.
"He has a really strong reputation as a wage and hour class action lawyer." "He is a wage and hour class action expert and knows exactly how to handle strategy."

Thomas Piskorski maintains a broad labor and employment practice and regularly handles cases concerning the FCRA and FLSA. He is experienced at handling class and collective actions as well as single-plaintiff claims.

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Overview

For more than 70 years, Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment Department has been recognized as one of the “go to” labor and employment groups. Our national presence with more than 400 employment attorneys at all levels of experience ensures seamless, consistent representation across jurisdictions.

While the trend among labor and employment law providers is toward specialization, with firms primarily focused on class and complex litigation or offering low-cost commoditized services, Seyfarth maintains a unique position in the industry. We handle the most complex, bet-the-company labor and employment work in the country and we also handle single plaintiff cases and routine administrative charges. Seyfarth is one of the most well-positioned firms to provide cost-effective and efficient services for routine litigation and to bring to bear the talents and resources of some of the best labor and employment lawyers in the industry when clients face more complex litigation threats.

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Labor & Employment

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Location

233 S. Wacker Drive

Suite 8000

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60606-6448

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Illinois

Labor & Employment


Camille A Olson
Band 1
Ellen E McLaughlin
Band 3
Gerald L Maatman Jr
Band 1
Kenneth R Dolin
Band 3
Noah Finkel
Band 4
Thomas Piskorski
Band 2