Kenneth Dolin > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile
Seyfarth Shaw LLP Offices
233 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE
CHICAGO, IL 60606 - 6448
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Labor & Employment Department; Labor Management Relations Practice Group
Mr. Dolin is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
He represents management in the area of labor and employment law. He has extensive experience in the area of traditional labor relations law including significant NLRB case handling experience, collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes and lockouts, and strategizing and advising management on complex labor relations issues. He also has an extensive employment litigation practice, including discrimination and restrictive covenant litigation.
He has counseled numerous Fortune 500 employers in business restructurings such as plant closings, work relocations, and outsourcings.
Mr. Dolin has successfully planned the strategies and negotiated complex labor agreements for numerous clients. He has successfully defended dozens of union unfair labor practice charges filed against clients during these negotiations and managed the legalities of those clients operating during a strike, including security issues, obtaining state court injunctions for striker misconduct, the client’s use of replacement workers and on occasion, the client’s locking out bargaining unit employees.
Relatedly, he has helped clients win several dozen union organizing campaigns, representing clients at the NLRB hearing and assisting clients in lawfully but effectively communicating to employees during a union organizing campaign.
Mr. Dolin has investigated numerous sexual harassment complaints involving senior executives, including the presidents of major companies.
He has also counseled on dozens of major reductions-in-force, each involving anywhere from 100 to several hundred layoffs without a single meritorious lawsuit resulting.
Mr. Dolin was an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 29, Brooklyn, New York.
ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law (Committee on the Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act)
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (1980) cum laude; L.L.M. in Labor Law, New York University School of Law (1987); M.I.L.R., Cornell University (1981) New York State School of Industrial & Labor Relations; B.A., University of Wisconsin (1978) with honors
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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.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Labor and employment > Immigration
- Labor and employment > Labor-management relations
- Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
- Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling
- Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)
- Labor and employment > ERISA litigation
- Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
- Dispute resolution > E-discovery
- Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
- Government > Government contracts
- Real estate > Real estate
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
- Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers
- Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious