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About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 900 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1945 Number of Partners 386
Number of offices 11 Partner:associate ratio 1.40
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 24.60
Number of attorneys 723 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.30
Number of associates 267 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.20
Notable cases
  • eyfarth has won several awards in its legal journey since its inception in 1945. Some of the most prominent awards that it has won lately are mentioned below:
  • June 2012 Seyfarth Shaw Named Leader in Innovation by BTI
  • June 2012 Seyfarth Shaw Recognized by ACC as 2012 "ACC Value Champion"
  • June 2012 Construction Practice Group earns Chambers USA Award for Excellence
  • J2012 Seyfarth Shaw's Labor & Employment Practice Recognized in 2012 Edition of Legal 500
  • March 2012 Seyfarth Shaw Partners Gerald Maatman and Nicholas Geannacopolous Named BTI's "Client Service All-Stars"
  • Jan 2012 Law360 Selects Seyfarth Shaw's Labor & Employment Practice as 2011 Practice Group of the Year
Area of practice

Seyfarth Shaw LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Absence Management & Accommodations
  • Administrative Charges
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Background Screening Compliance & Litigation
  • California Wage & Hour Litigation
  • California Workplace Solutions
  • Financial Services Employment Arbitration
  • Government Compliance And Enforcement Actions
  • Hiring Testing & Selection
  • New Jersey Practice Group
  • Wage & Hour Audit Assessment And Counseling
  • Wage & Hour Class And Collective Actions
  • Wage & Hour Compliance Reviews And Assessments
  • Workplace Policies And Handbooks
  • Advertising Promotions & Sweepstakes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Bid Protests & Claims Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • California Labor Code Litigation
  • Capital Markets
  • Catastrophe Response Team
  • Clean Technology Commercialization And Protection
  • Climate Change And Carbon Markets
  • Clinical Integration
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Complex Discrimination Litigation
  • Construction Claims
  • Reas
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Corporate Immigration And Employer Compliance
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Debtor Representation
  • Dispute Resolution & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Distressed Transactions
  • Due Diligence Redevelopment & Remediation
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Employee Benefits Administrative Service Center
  • Employee Benefits Healthcare Experience
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Employment Law Training
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy Finance
  • Energy Government Funding And Contracting
  • Energy Infrastructure And Project Development
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Energy Tax Structuring And Strategic Planning
  • Environmental Compliance Enforcement & Permitting
  • Environmental Litigation And Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Osha And Green Marketing Compliance
  • Equity & Executive Compensation
  • Erisa & Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Financial Services Employment Arbitration Q&A
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices
  • Fraud And Abuse
  • Global Mobility
  • Government Contract Compliance
  • Government Contract Counseling
  • Green Construction
  • Green Construction And Green Real Estate
  • Health & Welfare Benefit Plans
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Intellectual Property
  • Healthcare Joint Ventures
  • Healthcare Labor & Employment
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Healthcare Regulatory And Compliance
  • Healthcare Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Healthcare Transactional Experience
  • Hipaa Privacy & Security
  • Hospitality
  • Immigration Litigation Advocacy & Customized Services
  • Innovative Project Delivery Systems & Financing
  • Insurance
  • International Construction Projects
  • International Employee Benefits
  • International Employment Law: Projects
  • International Taxation
  • International Transactions Practice: Projects
  • Internet Law
  • Labor & Employee Relations
  • Landfill Regulation Landfill Gas & Alternative Energy
  • Loan Servicing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Multiemployer Plans
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Non Bankruptcy Remedies
  • Ofccp & Affirmative Action Compliance
  • Osha Compliance Enforcement & Litigation
  • Partnerships Limited Liability Companies And Other €Œpass Through” Vehicles
  • Patent
  • Pharmaceutical And Medical Device
  • Private Equity And Venture Capital
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Project Administration & Dispute Avoidance
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Tax
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Pension Funds & Institutional Investors
  • Real Estate Retail
  • Retirement Plans
  • Seyfarth Ptab Blog
  • Social Media
  • Software
  • Sourcing
  • State & Local Taxation
  • Structured & Real Estate Finance
  • Surety & Professional Liability
  • Bond Actions
  • Tax Controversies And Litigation
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Telemedicine
  • Trademark
  • Transactional Matters
  • Us Immigration
  • Wage & Hour Litigation
  • Workplace Counseling & Solutions
  • Bankruptcy Workouts & Business Reorganization
  • Commercial Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Distribution & Franchise Litigation And Counseling
  • Ediscovery And Information Governance
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy And Clean Technologies
  • Environmental Safety & Toxic Torts
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Law
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Employment Law
  • International Practice
  • International Transactions Practice
  • Labor & Employment
  • Pro Bono
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities & Financial Litigation
  • Trade Secrets Computer Fraud & Non Competes
  • Trusts & Estates
Awards and recognitions

Individuals who look forward to work at Seyfarth are expected to display core values that the firm shares such as innovation, team work, client service, commitment and excellence. Candidates are also expected to adhere to core values such as persona, professional; and client service objectives.

The firm shares common characteristics firm-wide such as high performing teams, dedication to national excellence, and innovation to be leaders in the industry as well as communities in which its employees work. The firm looks forward to hearing from candidates who can share these characteristics and core values.

It looks forward to hiring by various means such as minority job fairs, directed mentoring efforts, and bar sponsored programs. Seyfarth has a non discrimination policy in force on which it does not base employment decisions on race, color, sex age, religion, natural origin, disability, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, veteran status, military discharge or any other status protected by law.


Seyfarth has laid out broad diversity goals to continuously strengthen a culture of inclusion and help people of all identities to thrive, succeed as well as lead. The diversity efforts at this firm are lead by its managing partner and two additional co chairs.

The firm strives to achieve a more inclusive culture and working environment and help identify solutions and strategies that support diversity efforts. The efforts are focused on recruiting, mentoring and promotion, as well as other issues such as community support, business development and communications.

Various groups also have been established to create a more inclusive culture as well as work environment, and even help identify solutions and strategies to support the firm's diversity efforts. These groups are intended to support various interests of minority segments such as African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, LGPBT, and women's interests.

Summer associate program

The firm cancelled its summer associate program for 2010; consequently there is no recent information on summer associate programs at Seyfarth.

Working for the Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Working for Seyfarth is considered to be a quality assignment. According to the buzz, the firm is considered to be stuffed with good lawyers and great people and has a nice for labor law. Additionally, it is considered to be LGBT friendly, and is also an easy going firm; however, it is not considered very high on the prestige scale. However, the firm, as discussed before, has a niche in labor law and associated fields. The firm's labor and employment group focuses on issues such as:

OFCCP and affirmative action compliance
business immigration
complex discrimination litigation
environmental law
ERISA litigation
international labor and employment law
labor and employee relations
OSHA compliance
Single-plaintiff litigation
wage and hour litigation,
Workplace counseling and compliance.

The firm specializes in various areas such as green marketing compliance, health care reform, computer forensics and fraud investigation, data recovery, enterprise IT initiative advisory services, electronic discovery processing, and cost containment. The firm also solidly focuses on employment and labor issues and covers a broad portfolio under this area.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP Headquarters

233 South Wacker Drive ,
Suite 8000
Chicago, IL

312-460-5000 phone
312-460-7000 fax
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP Office

700 Milam Street ,
Suite 1400
Houston, TX

713-225-2300 phone
713-225-2340 fax


Seyfarth Shaw LLP Office

Seaport East ,
Two Seaport Lane, Suite 300
Boston, MA

617-946-4800 phone
617-946-4801 fax


Seyfarth Shaw LLP Office

975 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC

202-463-2400 phone


Seyfarth Shaw LLP Office

400 Capitol Mall ,
Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA

916-448-0159 phone
916-558-4839 fax

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