People: Annette Tyman, Partner

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Annette Tyman

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5943
Fax: (312) 460-7943
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Ms. Tyman is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is the co-chair of the firm’s Organizational Strategy & Analytics Group and co-lead of the Pay Equity Group.  She is also a member of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation practice group.  

Ms. Tyman’s primary focus is on providing strategic advice and counsel to employers in a wide range of employment matters, with an emphasis on pay equity, diversity and inclusion, and people analytics.  In this regard, Ms. Tyman co-leads a forward-thinking team who partner with employers to design and implement metrics for tracking, assessment and achievement of workforce objectives including effective talent acquisition and management, pay equity, diversity and inclusion, workforce restructuring, and other objectives where data can be leveraged to improve human capital management.

Ms. Tyman also represents federal contractors on their obligations under Executive Order 11246 and related statutes and regulations.  She assists contractors in affirmative action compliance matters involving OFCCP proceedings, including compliance evaluations, and pre-audit review and analysis of general compliance obligations.  Her practice also includes representation of multi-state employers in a wide range of complex collective, class action and multi-plaintiff litigation brought under various federal and state statutes including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and state employment laws. 

Ms. Tyman has also contributed to written and oral testimony on proposed labor and employment legislation and regulations pending before the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Tyman is a member of the Chicago Diversity Action Team, supports the firm’s National Diversity leadership and actively participates in pro bono and other community charitable activities.

Ms. Tyman is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is the co-chair of the firm’s Organizational Strategy & Analytics Group and co-lead of the Pay Equity Group.  She is also a member of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation practice group.  

Ms. Tyman’s primary focus is on providing strategic advice and counsel to employers in a wide range of employment matters, with an emphasis on pay equity, diversity and inclusion, and people analytics.  In this regard, Ms. Tyman co-leads a forward-thinking team who partner with employers to design and implement metrics for tracking, assessment and achievement of workforce objectives including effective talent acquisition and management, pay equity, diversity and inclusion, workforce restructuring, and other objectives where data can be leveraged to improve human capital management.

Ms. Tyman also represents federal contractors on their obligations under Executive Order 11246 and related statutes and regulations.  She assists contractors in affirmative action compliance matters involving OFCCP proceedings, including compliance evaluations, and pre-audit review and analysis of general compliance obligations.  Her practice also includes representation of multi-state employers in a wide range of complex collective, class action and multi-plaintiff litigation brought under various federal and state statutes including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and state employment laws. 

Ms. Tyman has also contributed to written and oral testimony on proposed labor and employment legislation and regulations pending before the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Tyman is a member of the Chicago Diversity Action Team, supports the firm’s National Diversity leadership and actively participates in pro bono and other community charitable activities.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law (2005)
    cum laude
    CALI award recipient for Appellate Advocacy
    Certificate in Trial Advocacy
  • M.B.A., Loyola University, Chicago (2004)
  • B.S., Indiana University (1999)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Representative Engagements

Representative Complex Litigation Matters

  • Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No. 04-cv-03341 (N.D. Cal.) (nationwide class action for gender discrimination alleging denial of promotions).
  • Hageman et al v. Accenture, LLP, 2010-cv-07159 (D. Minn.) (pattern and practice and disparate impact age discrimination collective action).
  • Breneisen v. Motorola, Inc., (N.D. Ill. ) (7th Cir. Ct. App.) (multi-plaintiff case alleging violations of the FMLA and tort claims).
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. WRS Infrastructure and Environment, Inc., 2009-cv-04272 (N.D. Ill.) (multi-plaintiff race harassment and discrimination/retaliation).
  • Reed et al v. Advocate Health Care et al, 2006-cv-03337 (N.D. Ill) (defense of  purported class of approximately 19,000 nurses alleging that hospitals engaged in wage fixing in the Chicago Metropolitan Area in violation of federal antitrust laws).

Other Representative Matters

  • Metty v. Motorola, Inc., No. 05-cv-04113 (N.D. Ill.) (defense of senior executive’s sex discrimination claims against Executive Team and CEO) (Wall Street Journal, Mar. 12, 2007; Chicago Tribune: September 17, 2006, Oct. 12, 2006, Mar. 9, 2007).
  • Dahl v. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC et al, 2010-cv-04696 (D. Minn.) (age discrimination in reduction-in-force).
  • Cottrell v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, 2010-cv-03154 (D. Minn.) (sexual harassment and retaliation case).
  • Alonso v. Motorola Incorporated, 2006-cv-06270 (N.D. Ill) (age, color, and national origin discrimination claim).
  • Mullman v. Motorola, Inc. et al, 2007-cv-034303 (N.D. Ill.) (7th Cir.) (age discrimination) .
  • Davis et al v. Exel, Inc. et al, 2010-cv-3559 (N.D. Ill.) (multi-plaintiff race national origin, gender discrimination and retaliation).
  • Akkelah v. DHL Express (USA), Inc., 2010-cv-04641 (N.D. Ill.) (national origin discrimination).
  • Shvartsman v. Motorola Inc., 2010-cv-03733 (N.D. Ill.) (age discrimination).
  • Herrera v. Exel, Inc., 2010-cv-054346 (N.D. Ill.) (race discrimination).
  • Tarr v. Rotary International/Rotary Foundation, 2011-cv-01444 (N.D. Ill.) (race and age discrimination/retaliation).
  • Boike v. Motorola Inc., 2008-cv-04678 (N.D. Ill.) (race, age, and disability discrimination).
  • Graves v. UAL Corp. et al, 2008-cv-06733 (N.D. Ill.) (race, age and disability discrimination).
  • Bullard v. Motorola, Inc., 2008-cv-03311 (D. Md.) (age discrimination).
  • Burton v. Motorola Inc., 2010-cv-03064 (N.D. Ill.) (age discrimination).
  • Miner v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, 2009-cv-00211 (D. Neb.) (age discrimination).
  • Scheer v. Motorola, Inc., 2009-cv-00209 (E.D. Pa.) (sex discrimination and retalation).
  • Vernon v. Motorola, Inc. et al, 2011-cv-00561 (E.D. Pa.) (sex discrimination and retaliation).
  • Feridanian v. Swedish Covenant Hospital, 2009-cv-02828 (N.D. Ill.) (sex, national origin and religious discrimination).
  • Stegall v. Exel Inc., 2009-cv-04631 (N.D. Ill.) (race and age discrimination).
  • Marcantelli v. EEI Holding Corporation, 2009-cv-06388 (N.D. Ill.) (age discrimination).
  • Mobley v. Excel, 2009-cv-07830 (N.D. Ill.) (race discrimination).
  • Tarr v. Rotary International et al, 2010-cv-00678 (N.D. Ill.) (age and disability discrimination).
  • Harrison v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 2010-L-50661 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty.) (sexual orientation and racial harassment, gender discrimination).

Presentations

  • "Getting Ready for MEPA: A Workshop on Pay Equity Analyses," Client Workshop, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston, MA (January 25, 2018)
  • "Navigating Salary History Bans From Coast to Coast," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 25, 2017)
  • "Understanding the New EEO-1 Report: Pay Data and 'Hours Worked' Requirements," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (August 14, 2017)
  • "EEO-1 Update: Preparing Now for EEOC’s New Pay Reporting Requirement," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 11, 2016)
  • “Pay Equity Legislation and Enforcement is on the Rise - How Can You Safeguard Your Company?” Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL (June 22, 2016)
  • “Pay Equity Legislation and Enforcement is on the Rise - How Can You Safeguard Your Company?” Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (May 18, 2016)
  • "On Equal Pay Day - What Employers Need to Know," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 12, 2016)
  • “How to Proactively Prepare for the New EEOC Pay Report Proposed in 2017,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (February 16, 2016)
  • "Pay Equity After the California and New York Equal Pay Acts: Answering the Biggest Questions," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 14, 2016)
  • “California's New Fair Pay Act: Prepare to Defend Your Employee Compensation,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 22, 2015)

Publications