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David B. Ross

Senior Counsel

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5511
Fax: (212) 218-5526
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David Ross is senior counsel in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Ross formerly served as managing partner of the New York office.  He represents companies in numerous manufacturing and service industries in virtually every area of labor and employment law, and has extensive litigation experience pertaining to ERISA, EEO, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Veteran’s Re-Employment Act, OSHA, the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and matters involving state statutes governing individual employment rights and benefits.

Mr. Ross has three decades of experience representing numerous national corporations in complex employment matters, which has earned him recognition as one of the leading employment lawyers in the country. He is one of the leaders of the firm's Complex Employment Discrimination Practice Group, specializing in class action and multi-state matters, particularly involving complex scientific and statistical evidence and expert testimony.  In the latter capacity, David currently shares lead counsel role in defense of FLSA and class action discrimination cases for Fortune 500 companies on some of the most important disparate impact cases and FLSA cases pending in the country.  He is also currently one of the leaders of the firm's Securities Employment Law Group, having successfully tried dozens of cases before the NASD (now known as FINRA) and NYSE, and defended numerous FLSA and employment law cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.

David Ross is senior counsel in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Ross formerly served as managing partner of the New York office.  He represents companies in numerous manufacturing and service industries in virtually every area of labor and employment law, and has extensive litigation experience pertaining to ERISA, EEO, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Veteran’s Re-Employment Act, OSHA, the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and matters involving state statutes governing individual employment rights and benefits.

Mr. Ross has three decades of experience representing numerous national corporations in complex employment matters, which has earned him recognition as one of the leading employment lawyers in the country. He is one of the leaders of the firm's Complex Employment Discrimination Practice Group, specializing in class action and multi-state matters, particularly involving complex scientific and statistical evidence and expert testimony.  In the latter capacity, David currently shares lead counsel role in defense of FLSA and class action discrimination cases for Fortune 500 companies on some of the most important disparate impact cases and FLSA cases pending in the country.  He is also currently one of the leaders of the firm's Securities Employment Law Group, having successfully tried dozens of cases before the NASD (now known as FINRA) and NYSE, and defended numerous FLSA and employment law cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Education

  • LL.B., Harvard Law School (1968)
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley (1966)
    Economics
    Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • B.A., Amherst College (1964)
    magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Federal District Court of Connecticut
     

Affiliations

  • Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Chicago Bar Association (Member, Business and Labor and Employment Law Sections)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Business and Labor and Employment Law Sections)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Business and Labor and Employment Law Sections)