David J. Rowland is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office. Mr. Rowland litigates labor and employment disputes in federal and state courts and in administrative agencies across the country. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising clients on compliance with federal and state employment laws, with a particular focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In his litigation practice, Mr. Rowland specializes in handling complex discrimination and executive-level employment cases. Many of Mr. Rowland’s cases arise out of employment agreements and he has successfully tried high-stakes cases in arbitrations for Fortune 100 clients. He also has significant experience in handling matters brought directly by the EEOC and in negotiating conciliation agreements with the EEOC.
Mr. Rowland also serves as a consultant to employers with enhancing their disability diversity inclusion programs and related corporate social responsibility efforts specifically targeted to their culture and goals. In this regard, Mr. Rowland collaborates with Seyfarth Shaw at Work, Seyfarth’s premier training subsidiary, to deliver practical advice and training to help employers both achieve and move beyond compliance with the ADA.
Mr. Rowland was a founding member of the Firm’s Lean/Six Sigma Steering Committee and is a certified green belt. He works with clients to ensure that the Firm is delivering effective and efficient legal services in a fashion that aligns with clients’ goals and adds maximum value. Mr. Rowland is currently chair of the Firm’s Partner Board and previously served as the Office Managing Partner of the Chicago office.
- J.D, University of Michigan Law School (1988)
- B.A., University of Michigan (1985)
- American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law and Litigation Sections)
- Chicago Bar Association
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