Seth L. Laver

Seth L. Laver



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.  In 2017, he was appointed chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Committee.

  • AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010–17 (Thomson Reuters) 
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Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee
  • Board Member, Center City Proprietors Association 
  • Defense Research Institute
  •      Chair, Professional Liability Committee, 2017 to present
  •      Vice Chair, Professional Liability Committee, 2015–17
  •      Seminar Chair, Professional Liability Committee, 2013
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Admitted to Practice
  • Pennsylvania 
  • New Jersey 
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey  
Community Involvement
  • 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)  
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 2004 
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2001