BiographyMr. Livingston is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has chaired Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s national labor relations practice since 2004, reflecting over 60 seasoned labor relations attorneys across the Firm's nine domestic offices. In addition to providing strategic advice and planning on labor matters, he regularly handles unfair labor practice matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), labor injunction proceedings, grievance arbitrations, and both traditional union organizing and union anti-corporate campaigns. He has extensive experience in handling complex and transformative collective bargaining negotiations where economic or business conditions either necessitate change or present significant risks to management, and has significant negotiations experience with virtually every major labor union, including among others the IBT, IAM, SEIU, UFCW, USW, ILA, UE, and UAW. He has served as chief spokesperson for management in reaching hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, and has acted as a member of or legal advisor to management’s bargaining team on numerous additional occasions. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing management during strikes, lockouts and other labor disputes.
Mr. Livingston is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc., noted in “The Legal 500” for his work representing management in labor relations, and one of only 613 lawyers from around the world selected for inclusion in the most recent “International Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers.” He has been repeatedly selected as both an Illinois “Super Lawyer” and “Leading Lawyer” in their respective networks. He is also a member of the International and National Labor Relations Act Subcommittees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee. In addition to his practice, he is a trainer for Seyfarth Shaw at Work and regularly writes and lectures on a number of national and international labor and employment law topics.