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Joshua Seidman

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Labor & Employment; Workplace Policies and Handbooks; Employment Litigation; Workplace Counseling & Solutions; New Jersey Practice Group; Retail.


Joshua D. Seidman is an associate based in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment department.  Mr. Seidman represents employers in both single plaintiff and class action litigation, particularly defending management against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under federal, state, and city anti-discrimination laws, and wage and hour claims under federal and state laws.  He also has experience with employment litigation before New York State administrative agencies, and disputes involving collective bargaining and grievance arbitration.  

Mr. Seidman regularly provides advice and counseling to clients on compliance with federal, state, and local paid sick and family leave laws.  He assists clients of varying sizes and operational scope develop, update, and implement internal paid time off policies, including paid sick leave, vacation and personal policies, as well as paid parental and family leave policies.  He also has experience representing companies during state and municipal paid sick leave investigations.   Mr. Seidman frequently counsels clients on developing human resources policies, day-to-day operations, and complying with federal, state and local employment law.

Mr. Seidman initially joined the firm as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Summer Fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law.  While in law school, Mr. Seidman also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Joseph Bianco, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  Additionally, Mr. Seidman is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to law school, Mr. Seidman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and journalism from Stony Brook University and spent time working for both a national laboratory and major regional newspaper.


Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.


J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, cum laude (2013); B.S., Stony Brook University, cum laude (2010).

United States: Labor and employment

Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Rising stars

Joshua Seidman - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Clients appreciate Seyfarth Shaw LLP for being ‘smart, creative, practical and for genuinely caring about getting the best quality’. The team has experience in advising on organizational change and developing innovative technology tools as well as in workplace discrimination and harassment counseling. Chicago-based David Baffa chairs the workplace compliance solutions practice group and is an expert on a variety of employment-related matters, such as workforce reductions and restructurings, pay equity and training. Senior counsel Lawrence Lorber in Washington DC is regularly engaged by the US Chamber of Commerce in connection with employment issues, including regulatory representation on pending rule making. Ellen McLaughlin, who is based in Chicago, assisted an automotive manufacturer in increasing productivity while staying compliant with federal and state laws. The firm also has a dedicated group advising on pay equity, which is led by Christine Hendrickson (recently promoted to partner) and Annette Tyman in Chicago. Lisa Damon in Boston has ‘detailed knowledge of the law and is pragmatic and unfailingly responsive’. Further notable practitioners are the ‘fantastic’ Daniel Waldman in New York, the ‘excellent strategistJon Meer in Los Angeles and Frederick Smith in Atlanta, who has a ‘great amount of experience to lean on’. In New York, William Perkins is well versed in the different forms of discrimination and harassment claims, while associate Joshua Seidman specializes in paid sick leave matters. Chelsea Mesa in Los Angeles has a ‘meticulous no-nonsense approach’. Scott Nelson was a new arrival in May 2018 in the Houston office, joining from Baker McKenzie LLP.

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