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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Annette Tyman

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Labor & Employment; Employment Litigation; Complex Discrimination Litigation; OFCCP & Affirmative Action Compliance; Background Screening Compliance & Litigation; Hiring, Testing & Selection; Organizational Strategy and Analytics; Government Relations and Policy.


Ms. Tyman is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is the co-chair of the firm’s Organizational Strategy & Analytics Group and co-lead of the Pay Equity Group.  She is also a member of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation practice group.  

Ms. Tyman’s primary focus is on providing strategic advice and counsel to employers in a wide range of employment matters, with an emphasis on pay equity, diversity and inclusion, and people analytics.  In this regard, Ms. Tyman co-leads a forward-thinking team who partner with employers to design and implement metrics for tracking, assessment and achievement of workforce objectives including effective talent acquisition and management, pay equity, diversity and inclusion, workforce restructuring, and other objectives where data can be leveraged to improve human capital management.

Ms. Tyman also represents federal contractors on their obligations under Executive Order 11246 and related statutes and regulations.  She assists contractors in affirmative action compliance matters involving OFCCP proceedings, including compliance evaluations, and pre-audit review and analysis of general compliance obligations.  Her practice also includes representation of multi-state employers in a wide range of complex collective, class action and multi-plaintiff litigation brought under various federal and state statutes including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and state employment laws. 

Ms. Tyman has also contributed to written and oral testimony on proposed labor and employment legislation and regulations pending before the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Tyman is a member of the Chicago Diversity Action Team, supports the firm’s National Diversity leadership and actively participates in pro bono and other community charitable activities.


Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.


American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association.


J.D., Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law, cum laude (2005); M.B.A., Loyola University, Chicago (2004); B.S., Indiana University (1999).

United States: Labor and employment

Workplace and employment counseling

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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