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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Chairman: Peter C Miller

Chair-Elect: Lorie E Almon

Number of partners: 409

Number of other lawyers: 502

Firm Overview: 

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is a full-service international law firm, serving Fortune 1000, Global 500 and other companies worldwide through more than 900 attorneys and dedicated professional staff (including certified project managers, legal technologists, practice managers and other paraprofessionals). Seyfarth has been widely recognized for its leadership in designing innovative, client-focused solutions for the delivery of high quality legal services.

■ Named a National Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 15 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®in 2023 in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, employee benefits (ERISA) law, employment law - management, health care law, immigration law, labor law - management, litigation - antitrust, litigation - construction, litigation - ERISA, litigation - intellectual property, litigation - labor and employment, litigation – securities, real estate law and trusts & estates law.

■ The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 United States Global Green Guide recommends Seyfarth as a top law firm for its ESG, Corporate Citizenship & Human Rights practice group.

■ Named to Seramount’s “Best Law Firms for Women” list in 2022.

■ Seyfarth received a 2022 Allegiance Award from Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). The Allegiance Award is given for outstanding pro bono commitment to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.

■ Recognized by The Financial Times among the world’s most innovative law firms for the eleventh consecutive year in its annual FT Innovative Lawyers series.

■ Named a 2022 “Trailblazer” for Legal Technology by the National Law Journal. The firm was recognized for its new advanced immigration management platform, Caribou.

BTI Consulting named Seyfarth ‘Most Recommended Law Firms’ in 2021. Seyfarth Shaw was named one of 21 law firms recommended by general counsel. These recommendations directly reflect the longstanding dedication to exceptional client service and innovative solutions, which continue to set the firm apart.

■ Recognized as one of the top law firms in the country for social impact by Law360 Pulse in its 2022 Social Impact Leaders report. Seyfarth is ranked 31st by Law360, which assesses law firms' social impact efforts across five pillars: racial and ethnic diversity, gender equality, employee engagement, pro bono service, and responsible business practices.

■ The 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation ranked the firm “Tier 1” nationally for Labor & Employment.

■ Earned a perfect score of 100 in the annual Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index and was named a ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ for the 14th consecutive year.

■ Achieved Gold Standard Certification from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for 2022. Seyfarth was among only 32 US law firms to earn this distinction in 2022.

■ Recognized by Law360 as ‘Practice Group of the Year’ in employment law for ten years.

■ Largest US labor and employment practice in a full-service firm, with over 400 attorneys exclusively engaged in labor and employment law in the United States.

■ Specialist international employment law practice with experience covering more than 170 countries, including matters on which we have advised on up to 150 countries at one time, acting for some of the world’s largest multinational companies.

■ One of the largest real estate practices in the United States with more than 150 attorneys.

■ One of the largest employee benefits and executive compensation practices in the US, serving clients across 30+ industries.

■ 165+ business litigators across a global platform, offering a full-service litigation practice.

■ Proactive litigation strategies in the rapidly changing legal services landscape.

■ Handled more than 200 corporate M&A transactions across a diverse range of industries over the past two years.

Main Areas of Practice: 

■ ADA Title III & Public Access

■ Antitrust & Competition

■ Bankruptcy & Restructuring

■ Capital Markets

■ Class & Collective Actions

■ Commercial Contracts & Outsourcing Transactions

■ Commercial Finance

■ Commercial Litigation

■ Construction

■ Construction & Development Projects

■ Construction Claims & Disputes

■ Consumer Financial Services Litigation

■ Corporate Counseling & Governance

■ eDiscovery & Information Governance

■ Employee Benefits

■ Employment

■ Employment Litigation

■ ESG, Corporate Citizenship & Human Rights

■ Executive & Equity Compensation

■ Financial Products & Technology

■ Financial Services

■ Franchise & Distribution

■ Government Contracts

■ Government Contracts Litigation

■ Government Relations & Policy

■ Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

■ Immigration

■ Infrastructure & Project Finance

■ International Dispute Resolution

■ Institutional Investors

■ Intellectual Property Counseling & Prosecution

■ Intellectual Property Litigation

■ International Employment Law

■ Labor Management Relations

■ Mergers & Acquisitions

■ Privacy & Cybersecurity

■ Product Liability & Complex Tort

■ Real Estate

■ Real Estate Finance

■ Real Estate Litigation

■ REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets

■ Retail, Wholesale & Distribution

■ Securities & Fiduciary Duty Litigation

■ Tax

■ Tax Controversies & Litigation

■ Technology, Mobility & Connectivity

■ Trade Secrets & Non-Competes

■ Transactional Risk Insurance

■ Transportation & Logistics

■ Trusts & Estates

■ White Collar Defense & Investigations

■ Workplace Arbitration & ADR

■ Workplace Safety & Environmental


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