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On February 9, 2017, Seyfarth Shaw hosted a signal event regarding workplace class action litigation in 2016 and the implications for employers looking to anticipate and prepare for workplace trends in 2017.

Vickie Lipnic, the newly appointed Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, joined Jerry Maatman in launching Seyfarth’s 2017 Workplace Class Action

#16-3836 2017 WCAR Front Cover for WordBy Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison

Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar is on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Click here to register and attend. It’s free!

As we face a new year, Seyfarth is pleased to offer strategic guidance through our 13th Annual

#16-3130 2016 WCAR Tickit Icon R!By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Amanda Sonneborn

Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Webinar is on Monday, February 1, 2016. Click here to register and attend. It’s free!

Across all varieties of workplace litigation, class action dynamics increasingly have been shaped and influenced by recent

chart-arrow-upBy Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

On March 10, 2015, the Administrative Office Of The U.S. Courts released its annual statistics, showing the number of cases filed by subject matter during the 12-month periods ending September 30, 2009 through September 30, 2014. These statistics confirm what we reported in our 11th

dome_1.jpgBy Rebecca Bjork and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

There seems to be a trend developing in defense strategy in the wake of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011). More and more defendants facing class actions alleging that discretionary decision-making in a culture infected with bias causes employment discrimination are moving

chambers.jpgWhile we are not often ones to brag, we are rather proud of the accolades bestowed upon Seyfarth Shaw by Chambers USA in its recent 2012 rankings. Chambers USA selected Seyfarth Shaw for the Award For Excellence 2012 and recognized 50 attorneys in various Seyfarth practice groups across the United States, including Construction, Employee Benefits

capitol.jpgBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

As the plaintiffs’ class action bar continues to search for “re-booting theories” to work around Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S.Ct. 2541 (2011) (read more here, here, here, here, and here), employers now face a challenge from a new

L&S Review.bmpBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Laura J. Maechtlen

Law & Society Review recently published a new study on employment discrimination litigation in April 2012 in called “Situated Justice: A Contextual Analysis of Fairness and Inequality in Employment Discrimination Litigation” (Law & Society Review, Vol 46:1, pgs 1-36). Click here to access the article, which will be available