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Philippe Weiss

President, Seyfarth Shaw at Work / WorkRight Solutions

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-6221
Fax: (312) 460-7221
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Mr. Weiss is the president of Seyfarth Shaw at Work/WorkRight Solutions, 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 global 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. Mr. Weiss speaks extensively on legal news and trends affecting individuals and companies and has been frequently interviewed and quoted by broadcast and cable media outlets as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian, Politico, USA Today, Time.com Money, CNBC.com, the LA Times, and Tribune Media/WGN TV & Radio.

Prior to his tenure at Seyfarth Shaw at Work, Mr. Weiss 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, and represented clients in matters involving human rights agencies and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Mr. Weiss served as a member of the faculty and designed negotiation courses at Northwestern University, University College. He has created interactive negotiation simulations at the University of Michigan including for use at a number of U.S. Department of Defense-related education programs/schools. 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/WorkRight Solutions website, please, click here.

Mr. Weiss is the president of Seyfarth Shaw at Work/WorkRight Solutions, 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 global 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. Mr. Weiss speaks extensively on legal news and trends affecting individuals and companies and has been frequently interviewed and quoted by broadcast and cable media outlets as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian, Politico, USA Today, Time.com Money, CNBC.com, the LA Times, and Tribune Media/WGN TV & Radio.

Prior to his tenure at Seyfarth Shaw at Work, Mr. Weiss 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, and represented clients in matters involving human rights agencies and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Mr. Weiss served as a member of the faculty and designed negotiation courses at Northwestern University, University College. He has created interactive negotiation simulations at the University of Michigan including for use at a number of U.S. Department of Defense-related education programs/schools. 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/WorkRight Solutions 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

Presentations

  • “Strategies for Private Businesses to Achieve Compliance and Culture Change,” Testimony before State of Illinois Senate Task Force on Harassment and Discrimination, Springfield, IL (August 21, 2018)
  • “Strategies for Private Businesses to Achieve Compliance and Culture Change,” Testimony before State of Illinois House of Representatives Task Force on Harassment and Discrimination, Springfield, IL (February 27, 2018)
  • "Crisis Management: Best Practices for Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 4, 2018)
  • "From Fundamentals to Action," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 19, 2016)

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)
  • Co-Author, “Winning Legal Strategies for Employment Law: What Every Company Should Know About Labor Law & Legal Compliance,” Aspatore Books (April 2005)