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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Labor & Employment

Band 1USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acclaimed labor and employment department concentrating its practice on employment litigation including class and collective actions and, in particular, wage and hour matters. Also regularly advises corporate groups on EEOC investigations and litigation. Benefits from its bench strength and depth across a broad network of offices and involvement in challenging cases. Additional strength in labor law matters, including arbitrations and collective bargaining negotiations.


Sources state: "The team is extremely client-oriented, very business-savvy and excellent at developing and maintaining relationships. They have a very good sense of how their corporate clients operate and what it means to work with them to resolve legal challenges."

Interviewees comment: "On the employment side, their strength is in the wide range of matters they are able to respond to. They are experts in their fields and always respond immediately to requests or questions."

A client reports: "The team works cohesively to provide excellent client service. Every firm member we have worked with is knowledgeable and professional. They are experts in this area of law. One of the things I appreciate most about them is they understand of our culture, brand, and values and provide service and advice consistent with that."

Work highlights

Represented General Motors in a nationwide wage and hour collective and class action, which involved claims for overtime pay on behalf of thousands of contract workers across General Motors’ US facilities.

Notable practitioners

San Francisco-based Laura Maechtlen is national chair of the firm's labor and employment group.

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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

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