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

  • “Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing its Power Responsibly to Advance your Business Imperatives,” Presentation, presented at National Bar Association’s Wiley Branton Symposium at Facebook’s HQ in Menlo Park, CA (November 9, 2018)
  • “More Data, More Problems: The New “Notorious BIG,”” Presentation, presented at RILA Conference (October 16, 2018)
  • “Pay Equity Analytics to Close Gender and Race Pay Gaps,” Presentation, presented at Northwestern School of Law’s 5th Annual Center Leadership Roundtable on Talent Analytics and Workforce Science (October 11, 2018)
  • “Gender Pay Disparity in the Legal Profession: Trends and Developments,” Presentation, presented at MCCA 2018 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference (October 2, 2018)
  • “What to Do When You’ve Got Hot Spots - Tried and True Solutions to Addressing Indicators in Your Data,” Presentation, presented at 2018 ILG National Conference, Navigating the Waves of Change (August 2, 2018)
  • “Pay Equity, The “New” Compliance Frontier,” Webinar, presented by NILG 2018 Webinar Series (March 27, 2018)
  • “Changes on the Front End: Revolutions and Evolutions in Hiring Practices,” Presentation, presented at New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Conference (January 26, 2018)
  • “Current Pay Equity Legal Landscape,” Presentation, presented at Chicago Metropolitan Industry Liaison Group Conference (December 1, 2017)
  • “Pay Equity, The “New” Compliance Frontier,” Presentation, presented at American Society of Employers - AA/EEO Diversity Conference (November 15, 2017)
  • “Understanding the New EEO-1 Report: Pay Data and “Hours Worked” Requirements,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2017)

Publications