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Sean C. Herring


P 312-803-2531
F 312-787-4995



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, 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

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois State 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

  • “Employment Law Update – Trending Topics,” Chicago Chamber of Commerce (Chicago, IL, December 2015) (presenter)
  • "Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations," (Oakbrook, IL, June 2013) (presenter)

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January 5, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Announces 21 Newly-Elevated Shareholders

January 5, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 5, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the elevation of 21 attorneys across the country to Shareholder status. “All of our newly elevated Shareholders have been outstanding additions to our firm, and their elevation... Read More

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June 25, 2013

Supreme Court Clarifies Definition of 'Supervisor' in Hostile Work Environment Cases

June 25, 2013

Rejecting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s broader definition (1999 EEOC Enforcement Guidance), the U.S. Supreme Court has held that an employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of imposing vicarious liability on an employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 only if the employee is empowered by... Read More