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Robert S. Whitman

Robert S. Whitman

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

New York, NY, USA


Rob Whitman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department with extensive experience representing management in the full range of employment law matters.  He has particular expertise in wage-hour litigation, employment arbitration, discrimination and non-compete matters, and preventive employment counseling.

Mr. Whitman is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Labor & Employment Law at NYU Law School and serves as an elected Director of the Cornell ILR School Alumni Association.  He has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top employment lawyers in Manhattan in polls conducted by New York Super Lawyers.

Mr. Whitman has authored articles on employment law issues for a number of publications, including Corporate Counsel, New York Employment Law & Practice, The New York Law Journal, The Corporate Board and Employment Law Strategist.  He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV and NPR as a commentator on employment law issues and has been quoted frequently in the print media.  Mr. Whitman lectures regularly and leads panel discussions before professional audiences on a variety of labor and employment topics.  He also served as an Editor and Advisory Committee member for Cutting Edge Advances in Resolving Workplace Disputes (CPR, 2014).

Mr. Whitman serves as the Pro Bono Chair in Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office and as a member of the firm’s National Pro Bono Committee.  In 2008, he received the Award for Pro Bono Leadership from Lawyers Alliance for New York in recognition of his pro bono representation of not-for-profit organizations throughout New York City.

After law school, Mr. Whitman was a Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He has also served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as in-house employment counsel for the U.S. Senate.

Education

J.D., University of Michigan, magna cum laude (1989)

Order of the Coif
Book Review Editor, Michigan Law Review
B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University (1986)

Robert S. Whitman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ada W. Dolph and Olushola Ayanbule, Seyfarth Shaw, Workplace Whistleblower, Debate Continues Over Whether Dodd-Frank Requires An SEC Complaint (June 11, 2015) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Cliff Fonstein and Meredith-Anne Berger, Seyfarth Shaw, Workplace Whistleblower, Financial Industry in the Hot Seat with Democrats’ Proposed Bill Expanding Whistleblower Protections (March 15, 2016) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, WPP Group USA, Inc., Docket No. 14-4626 (2d Cir. September 10, 2015) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Christopher F. Robertson and Samuel Sverdlov, Seyfarth Shaw, Workplace Whistleblower, SEC Whistleblower Awards Continue, Including to Employees Who Provide Information After an Investigation Has Begun (March 11, 2016) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Christopher F. Robertson and Samuel Sverdlov, Seyfarth Shaw, Workplace Whistleblower, Dodd-Frank Bounties Are Alive and Well—Both SEC and CFTC Issue Awards (December 21, 2015) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Cliff Fonstein and Meredith-Anne Berger, Seyfarth Shaw, Workplace Whistleblower, SEC Issues Near Record-Breaking Whistleblower Award (June 17, 2016) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA) L.L.C., No. 12-20522 (5th Cir. July 17, 2013) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ada W. Dolph, Adam R. Young and Craig B. Simonsen, Seyfarth Shaw, Workplace Whistleblower, SEC Whistleblower Report Shows Increase In Tips (January 7, 2016) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Discrimination Law Basics (Substantive Outline) (January 23, 2017) - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, No. 15-1720 (7th Cir. Apr. 4, 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, Inc., et al., No. 16-748 (2d Cir. Mar. 27, 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Experts and Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases (Substantive Outline) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Best Practices, A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers (2015) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Experts and Evidentiary Hypotheticals - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Kathryn Winters, How My Gender Transition Made Me a More Valuable Employee, #Leading Voices (June 8, 2017), http://jpmorganchase.com/corporate/news/insights/kwinters-gender-transition.htm - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Zarda v. Altitude Express, No. 15-3775 (2d Cir. Apr. 18, 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Equality Act, H.R. 2282, 115th Cong. (2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Discrimination Law Basics - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
Experts and Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Discrimination Law Basics - Discrimination Law Basics, Monday, April 17, 2017
Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace - Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace, Monday, October 23, 2017
Experts and Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases - Experts and Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Discrimination Law Basics - Discrimination Law Basics, Monday, April 17, 2017
Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace - Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace, Monday, October 23, 2017
Experts and Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases - Experts and Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases, Monday, October 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Employment Law 2017, Friday, April 21, 2017, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace - Gender and Transgender Issues in the Workplace, Monday, October 23, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Columbus, OH
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