Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

3 Star Rating     3 reviews 
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 386
Number of offices 11 Partner to 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
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: What I would recommend to anyone who may be reading this that is working for the law firm. Do whatever you can to change the pay scale and salary increase reviews to be one in which merit is considered rather than an employee's popularity.

Pros: Let's start with the good stuff. Everyone worked well as a group. We communicated throughout the firm when we had issues. We shared resources and I truly felt that we all scared about helping each other. We all wanted to see each other shine.

Cons: However, there was a lot of favoritism which led me to leave the firm. Advancements and salary increases weren't due to qualification, experience, or even how well we did in the past year. People were given salary increases greater than others just due to being a favorite of the head management. It was all politics over there. I wasn't as charismatic and personable as others, yet I was able to complete my job with flying colors. But because I wasn't as popular as others - I didn't receive great advancements in my pay.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I think more positions should be made for those that want to stick around and continue to work, yet progress their careers even further.

Pros: While working at this firm, I had a lot of experiences that helped me grow as a person and in my career overall.

Cons: I left as I did not feel as if there were more available positions within the firm and made me seek employment elsewhere.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


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.

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  • 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.


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.


Operating as an AmLaw 100 law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Seyfarth Shaw LLP is a full service law firm that was founded in 1945 by Henry Seyfarth, ...

Earlier this month at the inaugural Chambers USA Women in Law Awards in New York City, Lisa J. Damon of Seyfarth Shaw LLP was recognized as the ''Employment Law...

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