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American Banker Lauds Seyfarth’s Use of Lean Six Sigma as “Big Idea for Banking in 2013”


Brian Kiefer
, Director of Public Relations
(312) 460-6401,

Ivette Delgado, Senior Public Relations Associate
(212) 218-5273,

CHICAGO (January 7, 2013) – Seyfarth Shaw LLP has earned yet another accolade for its innovative SeyfarthLean® client service model, this time from the financial services industry. In the January issue of American Banker Magazine, the award-winning and leading information resource serving the financial services community, SeyfarthLean® is featured as the No. 5-ranked “Big Idea for Banking in 2013.” 

American Banker’s “Become a Legal Black Belt” story profiles Seyfarth’s Six Sigma-based efforts to drive value and increase efficiency for clients as told by Scott Pearson, partner and co-chair of Seyfarth’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group. As the only law firm featured, the article recognizes Seyfarth for its unique approach based on the “Six Sigma system championed by Jack Welch and the Lean approach developed decades ago in the auto industry,” explaining that these efforts “have cut [Seyfarth client] costs between 15 and 50 percent” and “could reap big savings” for U.S. banks. To read the complete article, click here.

Led by its SeyfarthLean® client service model, Seyfarth is recognized as a leader in delivering value and innovation by a variety of well-respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. Visit to learn more about the firm’s various honors and accolades.

Seyfarth’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Group represents clients in virtually every type of bank and lending litigation, ranging from multi-jurisdictional consumer class actions to commercial loan enforcement to lender liability claims and retail banking matters. It also regularly handles investigations and enforcement actions by state Attorneys General and state and federal regulators such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Seyfarth Shaw has over 800 attorneys located in 10 offices throughout the United States, including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as well as internationally in London. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. The firm’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies, and our practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the economy. For more information, please visit