Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

3 Star Rating     5 reviews

https://www.seyfarth.com 
Main Office:

233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 8000 | Chicago | IL | 60606-6448

Phone: 312-460-5000 | Fax: 312-460-7000

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Year of establishment 1945 Number of partners 392
Number of offices 13 Partner to associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 40.20
Number of attorneys 844 Percentage of minority attorneys 12.60
Number of associates 257 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.60
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
   5 reviews

Seyfarth Shaw LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 30, 2020

Advice to law firm management: Hire qualified staff. HR should not be a former secretary with power issues. Educate personnel on labor laws and substance abuse. REMOVE the attorneys that spend 3 hrs on personal calls, 3 hrs on "lunch", and 3 hrs wandering the halls.

Pros: There is usually "something" good everywhere, not here. I did make a couple of friends.

Cons: The attorneys. I watched an Associate blame his secretary because he failed to timely serve discovery. He told HR that his secretary "threw papers" at him and "refused to file the discovery". That is not a typo or a reflection of my intelligence but rather, his. As this is EXACTLY what he told HR and her immediate supervisors. I never met a secretary or an attorney that did not know you don't file discovery, interrogatories, RFP, etc. until this. To add insult, the secretary did not throw paper, however, the attorney did and he did this when she brought to his attention that they did not need to "file" the discovery.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Labor and Employment. If any of their clients behaved the way they do they would refer the case out. They are aggressive bullies that harass and belittle the staff to relieve their own inner angst from their

Favorite Things About this Firm: Leaving and getting paid for my suffering despite their efforts to discredit me.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2016

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on June 17, 2019

Advice to law firm management: I am filing an H1 extension with these guys. worst people to work with they dont respond at all.

Pros: Nothing is best from them.

Cons: I am filing an H1 extension with these guys. worst people to work with they dont respond at all.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2017

Job type: Full time

Overview

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.


Practice Areas

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

Hiring Criteria

Seyfarth Shaw LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

ndividuals 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.

Pro bono

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to play an active and positive role in the communities in which it works and lives. The firm actively believes in taking measures and initiatives to help fellow citizens and give back to communities which cannot actually afford legal services.

The firm takes a holistic approach to give back to the communities by integrating their pro bono legal services along with charitable giving, community service and sustainability activities. Seyfarth has a pro bono and philanthropy department, which consists of a partner and a coordinator dedicating their time to promoting as well as managing the pro bono and related programs.

The firm believes in the threefold philosophy of compassion, action and impact, wherein it cares about its communities and the planet itself. The approach that the firm follows is a veritable example of how it carries out core innovation and uses its resources constructively to make a meaningful difference in people's lives.

Seyfarth strongly encourages its attorneys and staff to donate their time to help the community, whether as volunteers, fundraisers, board members or participants. The firm has a strong community building program and annually gives two Seyfarth community service awards to individuals who demonstrate a commitment to give back to the community and make a difference to the lives of community members. These awards - the Unsung Hero award and the Inspirational Award have gone a long way in motivating community members towards a range of community service activities. Every firm member is eligible and each winner receives a cash award of $1,000 and a $2,500 donation for his or her chosen charity.

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

Seyfarth Shaw LLP 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.

Diversity


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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