Patrick J. Bannon

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Seaport Lane 2
Boston 02210 MA US

Patrick J. Bannon is a partner in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Boston office.  In state and federal court, in arbitration, and before state and federal agencies, Mr. Bannon represents employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour collective and class actions, non-competition and trade secret disputes and complex discrimination claims.

Clients hire Mr. Bannon for his creative, efficient approach to litigation, his forceful oral and written advocacy, his thought-leadership regarding wage and hour law and his ability to offer advice that businesses can understand and use.  He has extensive experience defending against allegations of exempt employee misclassification, independent contractor misclassification and off-the-clock work.  He has helped a number of major clients develop and enforce arbitration agreements.

Mr. Bannon also helps businesses avoid litigation by advising them about all aspects of their relationships with employees, including:  compensation for both exempt and non-exempt employees; leaves of absence; discipline and termination; managing employees with physical and mental conditions that affect work; distinguishing employees from independent contractors; non-competition agreements; employment contracts; separation agreements; and reductions in force.

A regular speaker regarding employment law, Mr. Bannon is former vice-chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association and has served as a volunteer mediator for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.  His articles regarding employment law have appeared in The Boston Globe, New England In-House, Compensation & Benefits Review and Mass High Tech.


  • J.D., Stanford Law School, with distinction (1992)
    • Associate Editor, Stanford Law Review
  • A.B., Harvard College, magna cum laude (1989)
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, speaker and member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, former Vice-Chair, Labor and Employment Section
  • Boston Bar Association
  • MCAD Volunteer Mediator Pilot Program (Volunteer Mediator, 2003-2006)


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