Sheppard Mullin Takes Seyfarth Shaw Trio
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has added three partners to the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group from Seyfarth Shaw. They are Thomas R. Kaufman, who was co-chair of Seyfarth’s national wage/hour class action practice group; Michael L. Gallion and Gregg A. Fisch. The trio will serve in Sheppard Mullin’s Los Angeles/Century City office.

In a press release announcing the move, Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin, said the firm has  “one of the biggest and best employment practices in California, and this group further strengthens the capabilities of one of our signature practice groups.”

Kaufman is a wage/hour specialist and has handled more than eighty class actions for a wide variety of industries, including banks and mortgage lenders, hospitals, large newspapers, information technology companies, restaurants, and other retailers. Kaufman also is experienced in litigating employment discrimination cases, including winning several jury trials. H


Gallion is a seasoned employment litigator and counselor. He has significant experience handling complex employment litigation, including California wage and hour class actions and nationwide discrimination class actions.

Fisch has extensive experience in all aspects of employment litigation, and has successfully defended management before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in defense of complaints for class action and single-plaintiff matters, involving wage-and-hour violations, wrongful termination, and discrimination.

Sheppard Mullin has 200 attorneys based in its Los Angeles offices and its Labor and Employment practice group includes 75 attorneys firmwide. Overall, Sheppard Mullin has 550 attorneys in 11 offices throughout the United States and Asia.

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