Mr. Thomas Ahlering is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Ahlering represents some of the world’s largest corporations in litigation with millions of dollars at stake in a broad range of employment disputes, including defending employers throughout the United States in complex employment discrimination class actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, wage & hour class and collective actions, and single-plaintiff actions for wrongful termination and discrimination.
Mr. Ahlering’s class action experience, however, is not limited to the defense of labor and employment class actions. Mr. Ahlering also represents companies in a wide-range of class actions, including consumer class actions involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Mr. Ahlering brings a unique perspective to defense teams as a former class action plaintiff lawyer and his experience on both sides of the aisle in class action litigation provides him with the ability to see all sides of a case and to anticipate and defeat Plaintiffs’ counsel’s strategies – regarding class certification, oppositions to motions to dismiss/dispositive motions, and settlement negotiations – before they happen to help achieve the best possible results for his clients.