Kenneth R.Dolin


Click to download VCardClick for PDF

Ken is a trusted advisor who uses his knowledge of the law, his experience, and his ability to analyze problems from a costs and benefits perspective to assist clients with their labor and employment issues.

More About Kenneth

Since 1985, Ken has represented management exclusively in a variety of labor and employment matters. This extensive experience plus his background as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has provided him the opportunity to achieve successful results for his clients in many complex and substantial labor and employment issues.

Ken has broad experience in the area of traditional labor relations law including significant NLRB case handling experience, collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes and lockouts, and strategizing and advising management on complex labor relations issues. With one client, he planned the strategy and negotiated a multifaceted labor agreement, successfully defending more than a dozen union unfair labor practice charges filed against the client during these negotiations. He also managed the legalities of that client operating during a strike, including security issues and the client's use of replacement workers. This dispute was the focus of significant media attention and Ken managed the media communications throughout, resulting in overwhelmingly positive publicity for his client.

He also has substantive experience in business restructuring issues such as plant closings, work relocations and outsourcings and has counseled on dozens of major reductions-in-force, each involving anywhere from 100 to several hundred layoffs without a single meritorious lawsuit resulting. In one instance, he negotiated the phased shutdown of a large manufacturing facility in Chicago, which included handling negotiations with the city and the labor union that represented more than 1,000 hourly employees as well as managing media communications.

Ken has won several dozen union organizing campaigns, obtained collective bargaining agreements with maximum management flexibility, obtained numerous union concessions in the context of acquisitions and sales, and won dozens of labor arbitrations, including those involving significant terminations and management rights issues as well as subcontracting historic bargaining unit work. He has also assisted clients by conducting internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct, including sexual harassment complaints against senior executives.

Ken appreciates the collegial atmosphere at Seyfarth. He knows that he can always rely on his fellow attorneys to act as a resource to help him achieve his clients' business goals and is always happy to lend his knowledge and experience to assist others.

  • LLM, New York University School of Law
    Labor law
  • MILR, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law

    Cum laude

  • BA, University of Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Southern District of Illinois