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Seyfarth, an international law firm with more than 900 attorneys, provides comprehensive training for our associates through our mentoring programs, CLE initiatives, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our associates to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management. Seyfarth builds leading professionals by supporting speaking engagements and publishing opportunities. Seyfarth is proud to be an influential leader in diversity. The firm has been recognized for ten consecutive years in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. We have been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother seven years in a row, and we have been honored with the prestigious Thomas L. Sager Award for Diversity by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We also partnered with Diversity Lab to formally pilot the Mansfield Rule, which is designed to ensure that woman and minorities throughout the legal industry receive adequate consideration for leadership roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions. At Seyfarth, we value diversity and provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants.

Position Summary:

The Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP has an opportunity for a senior-level associate to join our dynamic and growing premier Labor & Employment Class Action Group. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of experience in complex discrimination or class action litigation and experience in working with big cases on a national level. Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills, and verbal and written communications skills are a must. This career growth opportunity provides the ability to work alongside top industry leaders with a firm that has a high profile national platform.
Our Class Action practice stands at the forefront of the employment industry, defending companies of all sizes at the epicenter of today’s largest, most complex and strategic cases.

We specialize in the defense of employment discrimination, wage & hour, and civil rights class actions, as well as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pattern or practice enforcement lawsuits. Chambers USA reports: “There is no one better than Seyfarth Shaw;” and in complex litigation that, “If there is a huge class-action lawsuit to be defended you can expect that Seyfarth Shaw will be handling it.”
Our premiere Labor & Employment Department is the largest and most dynamic of any full-service firm in the country with over 400 attorneys firmwide and is consistently ranked at the top in labor and employment law rankings across multiple practice areas in the United States and internationally. Chambers USA nationally ranks Seyfarth as Band 1 in Labor & Employment, and we are one of only three firms that have been ranked by The Legal 500 in all six national Labor & Employment categories. In January 2018, Seyfarth Shaw was named by Law360 as “Practice Group of the Year” in Employment Law for the seventh straight year. Our employment litigation capabilities have earned us recognition in the annual BTI Litigation Outlook as a “Standout” Employment Litigation Practice, and our Labor & Employment Department continues to be recognized regionally nationally and internationally by others such as U.S. News & World Report: Best Lawyers, The National Law Journal, and BTI Consulting Group. These awards reflect our pre-eminence in L&E for outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service.