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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Bradford Livingston

Work (312) 460-5880
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Labor and Employment Department; Labor and Employee Relations Practice Group.


Brad Livingston is a partner in the Chicago office and Chair of the firm's national Labor and Employee Relations Practice Group. He represents employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation, with a particular emphasis on labor relations matters, including labor-related advice and counseling, work before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), collective bargaining negotiations, and grievance administration and arbitration.


Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (1979-present); Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School (2012-present); Trainer, Seyfarth Shaw at Work. Mr. Livingston has also testified before Congress on the National Labor Relations Act, its purposes and application.


Admitted to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin, and before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Seventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; Eastern District of Michigan, and Eastern District of Wisconsin. Admitted to Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Member. American Bar Association (Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections), International Bar Association (Section on Business Law, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee); Illinois State Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and Chicago Bar Association; Member, International and National Labor Relations Act; Subcommittee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Contributor, Doing Business (The World Bank); Contributing Editor, the Developing Labor Law (BNA); Chapter Co-Author, International Acquisitions Practice Manual (PLC).


JD, University of Michigan Law School (1979); BA, University of Michigan (1976).

United States: Labor and employment

Labor-management relations

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Bradford Livingston - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Labor-management relations

Seyfarth Shaw LLP's team is praised for providing 'sound advice and excellent representation'. It assists clients from a variety of sectors, such as healthcare, sports, hospitality and transportation, among others, in traditional labor matters. Bradford Livingston, who is based in Chicago, is the head of the practice group and has noteworthy expertise in collective bargaining negotiations. Further key contacts in this office are Kenneth Dolin and Brian Stolzenbach, while Arthur Telegen is the name to note in Boston. Atlanta's Stuart Newman is a diversified labor lawyer with experience in disputes, collective bargaining and strike situations. Joe Damato in Washington DC 'resolves issue efficiently and effectively'. The New York office fields experts such as counsel Marshall Babson and Glenn Smith. Kyllan Kershaw in Atlanta and Howard Wexler in New York made partner in January 2018. Karla Sanchez is an associate to watch in Chicago.

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