Leon R. Sequeira has joined Seyfarth Shaw as of counsel in the labor and employment department. Sequeira most recently served as assistant secretary of labor for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2007-09.
Seyfarth Shaw’s labor and employment department has nearly 350 employment attorneys nationally. Sequeira will join other two other recent additions to the Washington D.C.-based department- former Assistant Secretary of Labor Victoria Lipnic and Alexander Passantino, the former acting administrator of the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division.
“The addition of Leon builds on the tremendous talent we’ve brought to our L&E Department in Washington recently,” said Lisa Damon, chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s labor and employment department. “Their experience offers our clients invaluable insights into the enforcement of labor and employment laws, as well as the regulatory and legislative environment affecting employers.”
While with the Department of Labor, Sequeira advised the secretary on a wide range of policy issues affecting the American workforce and oversaw more than 80 regulations annually under development by the department’s agencies.
Seyfarth Shaw has over 750 attorneys located in ten offices throughout the United States and Belgium.