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Seth is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. He advises and represents public and privately held companies (both domestic and foreign); private equity and hedge funds; and other financial, asset management, and real estate investment institutions in mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, portfolio/asset investments and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and securities law matters across multiple industry sectors, including financial/investment advisory; consulting and asset management services; technology; pharmaceuticals/health care; and consumer products.


  • Brooklyn Law School, 2002, J.D., magna cum laude, editor in chief, Brooklyn Journal of International Law; Moot Court Honor Society; Richardson Merit Scholarship; Dean’s List
  • University of Michigan, 1998, B.A., History

  • New York

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2011-2013)