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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 779
  • Gross Revenues: $540,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $695,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $925,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Seyfarth Shaw is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Seyfarth Shaw has 779 attorneys and is the 46th largest firm in the United States.  With $540,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 60th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Seyfarth Shaw ranked as the 71st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, London, MA, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 60 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 60 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 46 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 121 10 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 127 3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 02, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Kirkland IP Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

Two more IP litigation partners leave Kirkland & Ellis, a Bingham McCutchen corporate partner goes in-house, Jones Day scores a Latin American dealmaker and Ropes & Gray grabs a high-profile private equity partner in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Transparency and Trade Secrets: A Delicate Balance

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 28, 2014

Nonprofits have to protect both, even when doing so creates tension for the organization.

Stealth Disruption in Law Firms

Joe Utsler : Law Technology News : August 27, 2014

Five technologists reveal their tactics to change their firms and stay (relatively) under the radar.

The Windy City Winners

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

We asked top litigation practices in Chicago to tell us about their operations — head counts and revenues, biggest wins and even their losses. The NLJ staff then pored over the information and selected the nine firms you'll read about here.

Seyfarth Shaw

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

NLRB Means Business About Zero Tolerance Rules

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 22, 2014

When a company promises "zero tolerance" for certain workplace wrongdoing, it had better mean it, particularly when unions are involved.

Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Opalinski v. Robert Half International Inc.

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 14, 2014

District Court to Decide Availability of Classwide Arbitration

Eight of the 50 Best Firms for Women Have Atlanta Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 08, 2014

Eight of this year's 50 Best Law Firms for Women chosen by Flex-Time Lawyers and Working Mother magazine have an Atlanta office—but none are based here.

Circuit Bars Trustee From Recovering Thelen Fees

John Caher : New York Law Journal : August 07, 2014

As was anticipated in light of a New York Court of Appeals holding last month, the Second Circuit has held that a bankruptcy trustee overseeing the dissolution of the Thelen law firm cannot recover the fees generated from unfinished cases that were transferred to another firm.

As the Workforce Ages, Discrimination Dangers Increase

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 07, 2014

Having a larger percentage of older people in the U.S. workforce brings myriad advantages, but also some additional risks for employers.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Should the EEOC Do More Than Enforce?

Valori Corral-Nava : Corporate Counsel : August 04, 2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may be moving beyond law enforcement and into murkier law-making waters.

Emerging Technology Shapes Future of Law

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : August 04, 2014

From IBM research facilities in New York to tiny startups in Silicon Valley, technology companies have set their sights on upending the legal services industry.

Court Must Decide Whether Arbitration Applies to Class

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 01, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled July 30 that a federal judge, not an arbitrator, should make the call on whether an agreement between individuals to arbitrate employment disputes should extend to classwide arbitration.

Montali to Play Mix and Match With Unfinished-Business Doctrine

Julia Love : The Recorder : July 29, 2014

Bankruptcy judge must decide if Howrey estate's clawback claims are valid under D.C. law.

Entry-Level Accountants and the FLSA

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 28, 2014

Sorry accountants, but your professional designation makes you a professional and thus excluded from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 28, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Turning In-house Firefighters Into Legal Planners

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 25, 2014

The legal department doesn't start the company's fires, but there are strategies for being proactive about in-house fire management.

Time Runs Out, in Hourly Matters, for 'Unfinished Business'

Arthur J. Ciampi : New York Law Journal : July 25, 2014

In his Law Firm Partnership Law column, Arthur J. Ciampi, the coauthor of the treatise 'Law Firm Partnership Agreements' and the managing member of Ciampi LLC, analyzes the Court of Appeals decision in 'Geron v. Seyfarth Shaw' ('In re Thelen') and discusses some of the decision's immediate and long-term implications.

A Trade Secrets Road Trip Across 50 States

Valori Corral-Nava : Corporate Counsel : July 23, 2014

Seyfarth Shaw is making available a new guide, "50 State Desktop Reference: What Employers Need To Know About Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law."

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Meet the GC: Robbie Kamerschen, Aaron's Inc. GC, Corporate Secretary

Mary Welch : Daily Report : July 22, 2014

Robert "Robbie" Kamerschen serves as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Aaron's Inc. In this role, he manages all legal, regulatory and governance issues.

Miami Makes Mark By Hearing Panama Canal Dispute

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : July 22, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority and the contractor expanding its locks are arbitrating a $1.6 billion dispute in Miami.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: "It's been good for law firms," said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: “It's been good for law firms,” said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

The Big Impact from Nixed Recess Appointments

Kenneth R. Dolin : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Supreme Court's rejection of President Obama's labor board picks could upset hundreds of decisions.

Calif. Labor Law Looks to Help Employees Beat the Heat

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 18, 2014

It's now more important than ever for Golden State employers to guard their employees from the sunshine and provide "cool-down" periods.