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Sean C. Herring

Principal
Chicago

P 312-803-2531
F 312-787-4995
Sean.Herring@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Sean C. Herring is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling matters.

Mr. Herring defends employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He has extensive experience as a litigator representing a wide range of clients, from major corporations, higher education institutions, national hotel chains, banks, and franchise restaurants to small and local businesses, in employment litigation matters, including claims of race, age, religion, national origin, disability and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour violations. His class action, collective action, and multi-plaintiff experience includes suits by both private parties and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in areas of alleged discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations and hostile work environment claims.

Mr. Herring also routinely advises clients on a variety of employment issues, including drafting employment contracts, employee handbooks and personnel policies, and providing counseling on employee leaves of absence. Additionally, he conducts employee training seminars and harassment investigations.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Herring was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago and an extern to the honorable Sidney I. Schenkier, Presiding Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During law school, he served as managing editor for the Loyola Consumer Law Review. He was also a member of the American Bar Association’s National Moot Court Team.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division, Emerging Lawyer (2016)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Council

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, Advisory Committee
  • Former writing tutor for first year law students

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Understanding the Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances,” Jackson Lewis Annual Employment Law Symposium (Oak Brook, IL, July 2017) (presenter)
  • “Tips and Best Practices for Complying with Transgender Laws,” National Employment Law Council Annual Conference (Denver, Co, April 2017) (presenter)
  • “The Difficult Employee: Strategies For Discipline And Discharge,” Paylocity Annual Conference (Chicago, IL, October 2016) (presenter)
  • “Employment Law Update – Trending Topics,” Chicago Chamber of Commerce (Chicago, IL, December 2015) (presenter)
  • "Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations," Jackson Lewis Annual Employment Symposium (Oakbrook, IL, June 2013) (presenter)

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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

April 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

April 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

January 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2016. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has... Read More

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September 15, 2017

Employers Increasingly Targets of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Lawsuits

September 15, 2017

Although the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act has been the law in Illinois since 2008, in the past year, there have been at least 12 class actions filed against employers in Illinois state and federal courts seeking to redress alleged violations of the Act. With recent advances in technology, the use of biometric data has... Read More