Known best for its deep experience in Labor & Employment, Seyfarth Shaw is a big firm that offers its lawyers tremendous opportunity to take the reins. Those seeking a firm that offers a unique combination of autonomy and collaboration will fit well here. Seyfarth Shaw is home to more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and China. While it is highly regarded for its labor and employment practice, the full-service firm advises on a broad range of legal areas, including l...
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Associates at Seyfarth Shaw are trusted with sophisticated work early in their careers, so it is no surprise that the firm is seeking candidates with drive and relevant experience. Candidates should be ready to explain why they are interested in Seyfarth’s specific practices and to discuss their prior work experiences. Seyfarth Shaw is not a hierarchical place—doors are open (including virtual ones), and lawyers at the firm are a friendly group. Training is robust, with regular programming that includes long-term development, such as the Associate Business Development Program. Associates feel there could be more transparency into firm decision-making, especially as to bonuses. They also gripe that compensation is below market—though some feel the trade-off for better work-life bal...
Seyfarth Shaw is home to more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and China. While it is highly regarded for its labor and employment practice, the full-service firm advises on a broad range of legal areas, including litigation, tax, immigration, corporate, real estate, and employee benefits. The firm operates through a distinctive client service model called SeyfarthLean, incorporating the Lean Six Sigma method into its practice.
Seyfarth Shaw’s labor and employment roots run deep. The firm was founded in Chicago in 1945 by Henry E. Seyfarth, Lee C. Shaw, and Owen Fairweather as a labor and employment firm. Its early days saw its attorneys helping draft the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 and building a strong practice...