Mr Bradford Livingston > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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CHICAGO, IL 60606 - 6448
United States
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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).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

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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.