Marc R.Jacobs

Senior Counsel

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Since 1985, Marc has represented employers throughout the United States regarding the full range of labor and employment related issues. His legal practice is premised on the ideas that an organization’s employees are its most important asset. He believes that good employee relations is good for business and good for the “bottom line.”

Marc regularly helps employers insulate themselves against liability and claims by counseling them through employment-related problems and situations; analyzing employers' practices and procedures; negotiating and preparing employment, restrictive covenant, confidential information and severance agreements; writing employment policies and manuals; and conducting interactive supervisor training programs for clients. Marc represents client in numerous industries, including aviation, hospitality, parking services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, and professional services.

Marc has successfully represented employers in employment and labor disputes before state and federal courts (at both the trial and appellate levels), arbitrators, mediators, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the US Department of Labor, and similar agencies throughout the United States.

Marc has successfully tried cases before juries, judges, administrative law judges and arbitrators and obtained summary judgment in discrimination and employment-related matters. He is also a skilled negotiator who has resolved numerous disputes at the table in collective bargaining and through one-on-one negotiations and alternative dispute resolution.

Marc is rated “AV” (the highest rating possible) by the Martindale-Lexis/Nexis peer review system, is an “Illinois Super Lawyer,” and is listed in the Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers. He is a sought after speaker and has spoken for organizations including the American Bar Association, National Academy of Arbitrators, National Public Employers Labor Relations Association, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, and Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Law and the Workplace. Marc is the author of several articles on legal topics and was a Chapter Editor of the 2011 Supplement to the ABA/BNA treatise, How To Take A Case Before The NLRB. He also serves as Chair of Seyfarth’s Chicago Pro Bono Committee.

  • JD, Boston University School of Law

    Cum laude

  • BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Other Education

  • Reed College, Portland OR
  • Illinois
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • US District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • US District Court, Western District of Wisconsin