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Karla Sanchez

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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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

United States: Labor and employment

Labor-management relations

Within: Rising stars

Karla Sanchez - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Labor-management relations

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.

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