Seth L. Laver

Seth L. Laver

Partner

Practice Groups

Seth Laver is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Seth’s primary practice areas include the defense of professionals and employment litigation. In professional negligence matters, Seth represents attorneys, real estate and insurance professionals, architects, and accountants. Seth counsels professionals in risk-management, day-to-day workplace issues, and other “pre-suit” matters with an eye toward avoiding litigation and minimizing risk. Moreover, Seth represents professionals in litigation before state and federal courts throughout the United States.
 
In the area of employment and labor law, Seth represents employers in a variety of litigation matters, including sexual harassment, race, national origin, disability and age discrimination cases, wrongful discharge, defamation and other constitutional claims. He counsels employers on recognizing and preventing employment discrimination and other employee-related lawsuits, with an emphasis on the early implementation of proper procedures. He drafts and updates employee handbooks and consults employers regarding compliance with company by-laws and Human Resources protocols. Seth is often engaged to counsel clients regarding enforcement of non-compete agreement, non-solicitation clauses and other covenants affecting post-employment competition. 
 
Seth routinely publishes articles and lectures on those trends impacting the professional liability and employment landscapes. He is the editor of Professional Liability Matters, Goldberg Segalla’s blog focusing on the professional liability community.  

Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010–2014 (Professional Liability Defense)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee
  • Board Member, Center City Proprietors Association 
  • Defense Research Institute: Professional Liability Committee (Steering Committee) and Chair of 2013 Professional Liability Seminar 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association 
  • Philadelphia Bar Association 
  • Pennsylvania State Civil Litigation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association  
Admitted to Practice
  • Pennsylvania 
  • New Jersey 
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania 
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey  
Civic Activities
  • Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia (Board of Directors) 
  • Committee for the Jewish Poor, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (member)
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society (member)  
Education
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 2004 
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2001 
Publications/Presentations