Stuart Newman > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
SUITE 2500
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3962
United States
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Work Department

Labor & Employment Department; Labor Management Relations Practice Group; Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group


Mr. Newman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the firm’s Atlanta office.  His practice, which is national in scope, focuses on traditional labor relations matters, managing employment litigation, preventive counseling and management training in labor and employment law subjects. 

Mr. Newman has developed special expertise in complex collective bargaining.  He has served as chief spokesperson for management in negotiations for over 150 collective bargaining agreements with a wide range of unions including the UAW, USW, IBT, UNITE-HERE, IAM, CWA, IBEW, SEIU, United Mine Workers, GMPPA, and UFCW.  He has extensive experience in leading the bargaining for “national scope” negotiations in the transportation, multi-faceted manufacturing and mining industries.  Mr. Newman regularly handles a full range of labor law matters, including advising on collective bargaining agreement administration, arbitrations, strikes and related litigation.  He also has extensive experience before the National Labor Relations Board in representation and unfair labor practices cases.

Over the past decade Mr. Newman has both served as a strategic advisor and lead counsel in counseling clients in connection with union “corporate campaigns.”  His experience, in these regards, has focused in transportation, service, retailing and healthcare.

Mr. Newman’s litigation experience includes numerous strike injunction actions, Section 10(j) proceedings, NLRB contempt proceedings and NLRB appellate reviews.  He is also experienced in leading litigation teams in equal employment opportunity and wrongful discharge claims.  Mr. Newman serves as a management trainer and has presented countless seminars and workshops in preventive labor relations, exercising management rights in the unionized environment and managing effectively within the equal employment opportunity laws.

Mr. Newman is recognized as a leading lawyer for Labor and Employment in Georgia in the 2008 through 2019 Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers and has published several articles on labor law subjects and is an editor of “The Developing Labor Law,” published by the American Bar Association.  He is a frequent speaker before professional trade and business associations on employment and labor law topics.  He has served as an adjunct lecturer in labor law at the University of Alabama and presents special labor relations programs at Auburn University.  Mr. Newman has been selected for listing in several editions of “Who’s Who in American Law.”  He is also an avid horseman and foxhunter for over 25 years, and has served as Master of Foxhounds of the Shakerag Hounds for seven years. He continues to actively ride to hounds and competes in three-day eventing.


J.D., Albany Law School, Union University (1974), cum laude; B.A., State University of New York (1971), with honors

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

Seyfarth Shaw LLP‘s traditional labor practice is experienced in representing clients in unfair labor practice charges as well as proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and in labor arbitrations. The team also handles collective bargaining, union organizing campaigns and strikes, and it has companies from various industries, such as health care, sports, construction, hospitality, transportation, manufacturing and media, on its client roster. In Chicago, Bradford Livingston is an expert in collective bargaining negotiations, while Brian Stolzenbach specialises in developing strategies. Together with the San Francisco-based Joshua Henderson they lead the practice. Arthur Telegen in Boston and Stuart Newman in Atlanta are highlighted for their longstanding activity in labor management relations. Other noted practitioners are New York’s Marshall Babson and Howard WexlerKyllan Kershaw in Atlanta, Robert Fisher and associate Skelly Harper in Boston, as well as newly promoted partner Karla Sanchez in Chicago. Bryan O’Keefe strengthened the Washington DC office after joining from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in February 2019. Joseph Damato is also recommended in the same office.