Karla Sanchez > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
SUITE 8000
CHICAGO, IL 60606 - 6448
United States
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Work Department

Labor & Employment Department; Labor Management Relations Practice Group


Karla E. Sanchez is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office. Ms. Sanchez represents management in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including federal and state court ligation and representation before federal and state agencies.

Ms. Sanchez has extensive experience in the area of traditional labor relations law, including representing clients across the country in unfair labor practice proceedings and representation proceedings before the NLRB, labor negotiations, and in arbitrations.  Ms. Sanchez’s practice includes a strong emphasis on counseling clients on complex labor relations issues, including corporate campaigns, impasse bargaining, unilateral implementation issues, scope and composition of bargaining units, Section 10(j) relief, lockouts and strikes, and successorship.

Ms. Sanchez also represents clients in state and federal litigation regarding issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and various other state and federal statutes.  Ms. Sanchez’s employment practice also includes advising clients on compliance issues, such as reviewing employer’s handbooks, policies and procedures, counseling employers on investigations and disciplinary procedures, and advising clients on compliance with wage and hour state and federal requirements.

From 2010 to 2011, Ms. Sanchez was an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 27, Denver, Colorado.


J.D., University of Texas, with honors; B.A. in International Studies and Political Science, University of Chicago, with honors

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

(Next Generation Partners)

Karla SanchezSeyfarth Shaw LLP

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.