Jeffrey K. Ross

Mr. Ross represents major employers in complex workplace litigation concerning employment discrimination, wage/hour issues, labor/management relations, executive employment contracts and employee benefits. Cases include class actions, collective actions, trials and appeals. Mr. Ross also represents parties in fair housing discrimination cases.

Mr. Ross is the Co-Chair of Seyfarth’s Hiring, Testing and Selection Best Practices Team, and has extensive experience with the EEOC Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures. Mr. Ross also is the Co-Chair of Seyfarth’s Reduction-in-Force Best Practices Team and has extensive experience with employment restructuring.


Mr. Ross’ peers continuously have selected him as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer.

Chambers USA ranks Mr. Ross one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Illinois and has reported:

2012 – "He is noted for his activity in complex workforce litigation."
2011 – He “focuses on employment, handling discrimination and wage and hour litigation, as well as employment contracts.”
2010 – “He…is ‘extremely impressive – he is able to balance the legal niceties of any case with practical considerations.’”
2009 – “He is ‘excellent at devising efficient strategies to put the client in an advantageous position for settlement discussions.’ He is considered a leading figure for discrimination, wage and hour and employment contract issues.”
2008 – “He is an expert in complex employment litigation.”

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Hiring, 3) Testing & Selection, 4) Complex Discrimination Litigation, 5) Wage & Hour Litigation, 6) OFCCP & Affirmative Action Compliance, 7) Background Screening Compliance & Litigation and 8) Consumer Financial Services Litigation
Law School Cornell Law School ( J.D., 1976)
Education Cornell University (B.A.,1973)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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