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Shannon Callahan

Senior Counsel

Chicago
Direct: 312-460-5720
Fax: 312-460-7220
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Shannon M. Callahan is senior counsel in Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.
 
Ms. Callahan’s labor and employment practice focuses on complex class actions, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA and ERISA litigation.  Ms. Callahan devotes a significant portion of her time to lecturing on topics of lawyer well-being and happiness and to mentoring fellow lawyers.  She also commits a significant amount of time to her pro bono practice each year, focusing on wrongful conviction cases with Northwestern University Law School’s Center for Wrongful Convictions.
 
Ms. Callahan graduated from Loyola Law School magna cum laude.  She was awarded the 2016 Mentor Award for outstanding achievement in mentoring lawyers at a previous firm.
 
Shannon M. Callahan is senior counsel in Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.
 
Ms. Callahan’s labor and employment practice focuses on complex class actions, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA and ERISA litigation.  Ms. Callahan devotes a significant portion of her time to lecturing on topics of lawyer well-being and happiness and to mentoring fellow lawyers.  She also commits a significant amount of time to her pro bono practice each year, focusing on wrongful conviction cases with Northwestern University Law School’s Center for Wrongful Convictions.
 
Ms. Callahan graduated from Loyola Law School magna cum laude.  She was awarded the 2016 Mentor Award for outstanding achievement in mentoring lawyers at a previous firm.
 

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude (2004)
    Student Articles Editor, Loyola Law Review
    Academic Tutor Civil Procedure
    Extern for Judge Marvin E. Aspen
  • B.A., University of Michigan (2000)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Committee; Employee Benefits Subcommittee)
  • GRIT Project Speaker

Presentations

  • Life, Law and the Pursuit of Happiness (April 2015, January 2016, July 2016)
  • GRIT and Growth Mindset, University of Chicago (May 2016)
  • E-Discovery and ERISA Litigation, ABA Conference (April 2016)
  • ERISA’s Fiduciary Duties (February 2015)
 

Publications

  • Co-Author, “When is a Church not a Church?,” Employee Relations Law Journal (Autumn 2015)
  • Co-Author, "The NLRB and Managerial Discretion: Subcontracting, Relocations, Closings, Sales, Layoffs and Technological Change," Labor Relations & Public Policy Series (2010)
  • Co-Author, “LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberger & Associates, Inc.: ERISA watershed or Much Ado About Nothing?,” Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions (September/October 2008)
  • Co-Author, “The Next ERISA Battleground: Mutual Fund Fees and Expenses,” Benefits Law Journal (Winter 2006)
 

Accolades

  • Mentor Award (2016)
  • Pro Bono Award (2011-2016)