Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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233 S. Wacker Drive
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Chicago, Illinois 60606-6448, United States
Phone: (312) 460-5000
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Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • Australia
  • China
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, Inc. Copyright Case

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, Inc. case, affirming and holding that “a feature incorporated into the design of a useful …more

Cheerleaders, Copyright, Copyrightable Subject Matter, Fashion Design, Graphic Designs

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California Supreme Court Invalidates Contractual Waivers Of Public Injunctive Relief

Seyfarth Synopsis: No California contractual provision, including one in an arbitration agreement, can waive the statutory right to seek injunctive relief to protect the general public. McGill v. Citibank, N.A. (April 6, 2017)…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Banking Sector, CA Supreme Court, Citibank

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Reasonable Accommodation Protections Expanded to Non-Disabled Employees

Seyfarth Synopsis: California court creates new duty to accommodate employees who, although not themselves disabled, are associated with a disabled person. The Court of Appeal decision in Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable…more

Associational Retaliation, Disability Discrimination, FEHA, Hiring & Firing, Reasonable Accommodation

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Employers Face Increased Risk Of FMLA Class Actions As Court Holds That FMLA Claims Are Appropriate For Class Certification Under Rule 23

Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent decision has added to the chorus of courts recognizing that FMLA class actions must be pursued under Rule 23 and are often appropriate for class certification. As a practical matter, this means that…more

Class Action, Class Certification, Corporate Counsel, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Litigation

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An Expanding Universe of Healthcare Provider Liability: The United States Supreme Court Endorses “Implied False Certification” under the False Claims Act

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Universal Health Services Inc. v. U.S. et al. ex rel. Escobar et al., the United States Supreme Court found a healthcare provider liable under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) for material omissions on its…more

Conditions of Payment, ERISA, False Claims Act (FCA), False Implied Certification Theory, Implied Certification

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DOL Withdraws Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers: What It Means and What Employers Should Do Now

Seyfarth Synopsis: United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently withdrew the federal Wage & Hour Division’s (WHD) Obama-era guidance documents on independent contractors and joint employment. Those documents,…more

Administrative Interpretation, DOL, FLSA, Independent Contractors, Joint Employers

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Employers Must Use New I-9 by September 18, 2017

Seyfarth Synopsis: USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9 that employers must use to verify identity and employment authorization of new hires effective September 18, 2017. There are no substantive changes from the current…more

E-Verify, Electronic Filing, Eligibility, Foreign Workers, Hiring & Firing