Seyfarth Shaw’s class action practice group leader Gerald Maatman Jr., the former outside counsel to Harvey Weinstein’s now-bankrupt film company, has relocated his practice to the employment department of Duane Morris, bringing along seven additional attorneys.

Maatman has been tasked with developing Duane Morris’ newly created workplace class action group out of its Chicago office, serving as chair. Leaders at the Philadelphia-based firm targeted him due to his go-to status as a defender of multistate companies against large-scale EEOC, wage and discrimination lawsuits.