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Raymond Baldwin

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Labor and Employment Department; Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group; Single-Plaintiff Litigation Practice Group


Mr. Baldwin is the Associate Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he practices in all aspects of employment law.  He has substantial litigation, trial and appellate experience, defending management against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract and related theories, and the defense and enforcement of restrictive covenant/non competition issues.  Mr. Baldwin has also defended employers in a variety of complex collective and class cases, including multi plaintiff discrimination suits, actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws, and EEOC pattern and practice cases.

Mr. Baldwin has tried numerous cases to verdict in federal and state courts.

He also regularly counsels management and human resource professionals on various workplace issues, including employee relations, investigations, FMLA and ADA issues, leave issues, training and restrictive covenants.  He also provides harassment and other types of employment law training.  Mr. Baldwin frequently assists clients in drafting employment policies, handbooks, releases and severance agreements, as well as non competition agreements.

He has represented employers in a wide variety of industries, including retail, transportation, health care, manufacturing, government contracting, defense, universities, hospitality, staffing and professional services.

Mr. Baldwin serves on the firm’s Lawyer Development Committee and the Washington, D.C. office’s hiring committee.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Baldwin served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.


J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; M.A., Georgetown University, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, National Security Studies; B.A., University of Maryland

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a team of 'good experts, comprising seasoned lawyers supervising stellar long-term associates'. Noted for its expertise in wage-and-hour class actions and workplace litigation alleging discrimination, the nationwide group is praised for being 'hands on, extremely thorough, and extraordinarily knowledgeable'. Work highlights included Noah Finkel and Andrew Scroggins acting for Epic Systems as co-counsel (alongside Hogan Lovells US LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP) in a landmark case decided by the Supreme Court in May 2018, relating to the enforceability of the agreement into which the plaintiff entered requiring the parties to resolve wage-hour disputes through individual arbitration and waive class and collective proceedings. The 'one-of-a-kind' Gerald Maatman continues to lead a team acting for Sterling Jewelers (together with co-counsel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP) in an employment discrimination class action. Brian Ashe successfully acted for Digital Realty Trust before the Supreme Court in a case relating to the definition and statutory application of the term 'whistleblower'. Camille Olson is a 'world class lawyer' and Washington DC-based Raymond Baldwin is a ' zealous advocate for his clients with a practical approach'. In Los Angeles, Andrew Paley is an 'extremely well-versed adviser', and Jon Meer is praised for his 'immense knowledge and trial practice'. Atlanta's Robert Stevens is described as an 'expert in restrictive covenant work'; clients also appreciate Kerry Friedrichs in San Francisco and Pamela Devata for 'being leaders in their field and being able to answer questions on the spot'. Further recommended individuals are practice head Laura Maechtlen and Christian Rowley in San Francisco, Boston's Richard Alfred and the 'greatly experienced and knowledgeable' Lisa Damon, Lorie Almon and Gina Merrill in New York, as well as Richard Lapp. In Houston, the team was strengthen by the arrival of Scott Nelson from Baker McKenzie LLP in May 2018, while John Yslas joined the Los Angeles office from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in July 2018. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

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