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Seth Kean

Seth M. Kean



  • Boston University School of Law, 1999, J.D., magna cum laude. Article Editor, Boston University Law Review
  • Cornell University, 1996, B.S.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York

Seth is a partner in the Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions in complex litigation, regulatory inquiries and investigations throughout the country.  He handles matters involving anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act compliance, lender liability, deposit operations, mortgage securitization, derivatives, financial products, data privacy, and securities offerings.

Seth's experience includes a clerkship for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Employment History

  • 2010 - Reed Smith
  • 1999 - Shearman & Sterling LLP


  • Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit