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Philippe Weiss

Managing Director

Seyfarth Shaw at Work

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-6221
Fax: (312) 460-7221
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Mr. Weiss leads Seyfarth Shaw at Work, the firm's dedicated compliance services and training subsidiary. He works with corporate executive teams and in-house legal/HR leaders to develop core value statements, compliance plans, media strategies and training initiatives. Mr. Weiss directs a national team of firm and consultant attorney-trainers and, individually, presents pilot courses and compliance training roll-out plans to enforcement agencies as part of complex litigation settlement processes. He speaks extensively on global workplace compliance trends, negotiation, unemployment matters and liability-prevention strategies.

Prior to his tenure at Seyfarth Shaw at Work, Philippe represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of employment, corporate, disability and governmental law. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Weiss appeared before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Department.

Mr. Weiss served as a member of the visiting faculty and designed negotiation courses at Northwestern University. He has created interactive negotiation simulations at the University of Michigan including for use as part of Department of Defense education programs. As a business owner, Mr. Weiss managed compliance products companies serving governmental agencies in all 50 states.

To view Mr. Weiss' biography on the Seyfarth Shaw at Work website, please, click here

Mr. Weiss leads Seyfarth Shaw at Work, the firm's dedicated compliance services and training subsidiary. He works with corporate executive teams and in-house legal/HR leaders to develop core value statements, compliance plans, media strategies and training initiatives. Mr. Weiss directs a national team of firm and consultant attorney-trainers and, individually, presents pilot courses and compliance training roll-out plans to enforcement agencies as part of complex litigation settlement processes. He speaks extensively on global workplace compliance trends, negotiation, unemployment matters and liability-prevention strategies.

Prior to his tenure at Seyfarth Shaw at Work, Philippe represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of employment, corporate, disability and governmental law. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Weiss appeared before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Human Rights Department.

Mr. Weiss served as a member of the visiting faculty and designed negotiation courses at Northwestern University. He has created interactive negotiation simulations at the University of Michigan including for use as part of Department of Defense education programs. As a business owner, Mr. Weiss managed compliance products companies serving governmental agencies in all 50 states.

To view Mr. Weiss' biography on the Seyfarth Shaw at Work website, please, click here

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law (1990)
  • B.A., University of Michigan (1987)
    Honors College, with Distinction

Admissions

  • Illinois

Publications

  • “Keep It Legal: Interviewing and Hiring on the Right Side of the Law,” WinterWyman News & Views (April 23, 2013)
  •  “How to Host a Smashing Holiday Party Without Getting Sued,” Hispanic Busines.Com (December 10, 2012)
  • Co-Author, “The U.S. Supreme Court To Revisit The Scope Of The Faragher/Ellerth Supervisor Liability Rule,” One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 15, 2012
  • Co-Author, “EEOC Issues New Guidance Applying Title VII And ADA To Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault And Stalking,” One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 26, 2012)
  • Co-Author, “Cut! Harassment Training Videos Aren't Enough,” Law360 (February 23, 2011)