Firm Embraces ‘Future of Work’ with Collaborative, Innovative Design
CHICAGO (April 3, 2017) – Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that the firm has completed its move to the iconic Willis Tower, relocating from the Citadel Center located at 131 S. Dearborn.
Designed by Gensler, one of the world’s premier architecture and design firms, the new space reflects Seyfarth’s innovative and collaborative culture. Seyfarth now occupies floors 38 and 76 - 80 of Willis Tower, and the layout features collaboration and technology lounges, cutting-edge technology, first-class amenities and unrivaled 360-degree panoramic views of Chicago.
“We embraced the creativity, flexibility and mobility of our lawyers and professionals to design a space that matches our unique culture,” said Amanda Sonneborn, Seyfarth’s Chicago office co-managing partner. “The re-imagined space represents not just the law firm of the future, but the future of work, and it’s exciting to share it with our colleagues and clients.”
With no corner offices, the floorplan is specially designed to maximize Willis Tower’s abundant natural light throughout all interior and exterior offices. All offices and workstations also feature standing desks and dual-monitors.
Founded in Chicago in 1945, Seyfarth has grown into a global law firm with more than 900 lawyers across 14 offices, including over 200 lawyers in Chicago as the firm continues growing its presence locally.
“The firm is proud of its Midwest heritage, and we’re excited to call Chicago’s most recognizable landmark our home,” said Cory Hirsch, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s Chicago office. “The office has been carefully designed to meet the current and future needs of Seyfarth, while creating efficiencies in the way we work.”
“As the firm’s platform continues to grow and evolve, we are committed to transforming our real estate portfolio into a competitive advantage for the firm and our clients,” said Pete Miller, Seyfarth’s chair and managing partner. “Willis Tower represents our most ambitious effort yet, emphasizing technology and efficiency over square footage, and we’re delighted with the result.”
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in 14 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.