Sam Shwartz-Fenwick Esq.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sam Shwartz-Fenwick

Sam Schwartz-Fenwick is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He is particularly well-versed in benefits-related litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  Mr. Schwartz-Fenwick defends complex class actions and single-plaintiff lawsuits under ERISA.  In the class action realm, he has defended various types of claims, including claims for benefits and claims for breach of fiduciary duty, including 401(k) fee litigation. In addition to his ERISA litigation practice, Mr. Schwartz-Fenwick has significant experience in general employment matters.  He regularly assists in the defense of complex litigation matters brought under the National Labor Relations Act, and represents clients in hearings before the National Labor Relations Board and in grievance arbitrations.  Mr. Schwartz-Fenwick represents clients in litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act.  He also provides day-to-day counseling and advice to clients about the various laws affecting the employment relationship.