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Christopher W. Kelleher

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Chris Kelleher is an associate in the Boston office and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Kelleher focuses his practice in both labor relations and employment law, including complex and single-plaintiff litigation, arbitration, administrative practice, and employment counseling. Mr. Kelleher represents clients in many industries, including healthcare, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, insurance, and transportation.

As part of his litigation practice, Mr. Kelleher defends employers against allegations of age, sex, disability, race, national origin, and religious discrimination, as well as sexual harassment and retaliation claims on both an individual and class-action basis.  Mr. Kelleher has litigated cases in both state and federal courts of appeals.

In addition, Mr. Kelleher represents clients in collective bargaining and grievance disputes as well as unfair labor practice and representation proceedings. Mr. Kelleher completed all courses which comprised Seyfarth’s Labor University and he is a certified member of the firm’s Labor Relations group.

Mr. Kelleher also provides clients with legal and practical advice on a wide spectrum of labor and employment issues, including advising employers on handling administrative charges of discrimination, complying with state and federal regulations, and managing internal investigations.

Mr. Kelleher has also represented multiple clients on a pro-bono basis in several legal areas, including corporate counseling, federal litigation, and immigration proceedings.

Mr. Kelleher worked as a Summer Fellow at Seyfarth Shaw in 2014.

Chris Kelleher is an associate in the Boston office and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Kelleher focuses his practice in both labor relations and employment law, including complex and single-plaintiff litigation, arbitration, administrative practice, and employment counseling. Mr. Kelleher represents clients in many industries, including healthcare, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, insurance, and transportation.

As part of his litigation practice, Mr. Kelleher defends employers against allegations of age, sex, disability, race, national origin, and religious discrimination, as well as sexual harassment and retaliation claims on both an individual and class-action basis.  Mr. Kelleher has litigated cases in both state and federal courts of appeals.

In addition, Mr. Kelleher represents clients in collective bargaining and grievance disputes as well as unfair labor practice and representation proceedings. Mr. Kelleher completed all courses which comprised Seyfarth’s Labor University and he is a certified member of the firm’s Labor Relations group.

Mr. Kelleher also provides clients with legal and practical advice on a wide spectrum of labor and employment issues, including advising employers on handling administrative charges of discrimination, complying with state and federal regulations, and managing internal investigations.

Mr. Kelleher has also represented multiple clients on a pro-bono basis in several legal areas, including corporate counseling, federal litigation, and immigration proceedings.

Mr. Kelleher worked as a Summer Fellow at Seyfarth Shaw in 2014.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, cum laude (2015)
    Chief Justice, Loyola University Moot Court Executive Board
    Leadership, Service, and Public Interest Recognition Award
  • B.A., Loyola University Chicago (2008)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Trainings

  • “Deposition Skills,” National Institute for Trial Advocacy (June 14–16, 2017)
  • “Advocacy Training - Winning the Close and Difficult Case,” National Academy of Arbitrators (May 24, 2017)

Presentations

  • Editor, “ADA & FMLA Compliance Update,” National Employment Law Institute, Chicago, IL (April 26–27, 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “State Biometric Privacy Laws: Best Practices for Compliance and Litigation Trends,” Chicago Bar Association, Cyber Law and Data Privacy Committee, Chicago, IL (December 19, 2017)
  • Editor, “The FMLA in 2017 and Beyond,” National Employment Law Institute, Chicago, IL (November 9–10, 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “Update on Illinois Labor & Employment Law - What Employers Need to Know,” Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL (September 12, 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “Managing Paid Sick Leave: What Employers Need to Know about Chicago and Cook County’s New Leave Laws,” Beacon Hill Associates (August 10, 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “Managing Paid Sick Leave: What Employers Need to Know about Chicago and Cook County’s New Leave Laws,” Beacon Hill Legal (August 10, 2017)
  • Editor, "The FMLA in 2017 and Beyond," National Employment Law Institute, Chicago, IL (July 20–21, 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “Legislative Update,” Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances, Axion RMS (April 13, 2017)
  • Editor, “Employment Law Conference - FMLA Practice and Pitfalls,” National Employment Law Institute, Chicago, IL (November 3–4, 2016)

Publications