Seth L. Laver: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Seth L. Laver

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Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Cyber Risk and Social Media
  • Professional Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 267.519.6877
Fax: 267.519.6801
University Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2001
Law SchoolRoger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Admitted2004, New Jersey; 2005, Pennsylvania; 2012, 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

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

BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1978

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.

•Co-Author, “ The Case of the Missing Insured: A Tricky Variation On the Consent to Settle, ” Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage, January 30, 2014
•Co-Author, “Legal Malpractice Standard: When Former Client Fails to Appeal Unfavorable Judgment in the Underlying Action and Sues the Lawyer Instead,” DRI Riding the E&O Line, December 19, 2014
•Co-Author, “Home Is Where the Office Is: Ethical Implications of the Virtual Office,” American Bar Association Professional Liability Newsletter, Spring 2014
•Co-Author, “When Is It Criminal to Issue a Subpoena? The Intersection of Subpoena Practice and the Unauthorized Practice of Law,”For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, October 2013
•Featured in Leader Spotlight, DRI, The Voice, August 28, 2013
•Author, “Ohio Weighs In: Texting Prospective Clients,” DRI For the Defense, June 2013
•Co-Author, “Fantasy Sports: A Real Game-Changer for Employers,”Lehigh Valley Business, November 16, 2012
•Author, “Fortifying the Law Firm: Understanding and Protecting Against Cyber Risk,” DRI For the Defense, July 2012
•Author, “Bernie Madoff and Auditor Liability: Emerging Trends and Defenses,” DRI's Riding the E&O Line (Newsletter of the Professional Liability Committee), March 15, 2012
•Author, Social Media-Related Lawsuits Are Rising; Are You Prepared?Philadelphia Business Journal, January 13, 2012
•Author, “Sputtering Housing Market Makes Fertile Ground for Real Estate Professional Liability Claims,” DRI's Riding the E&O Line (Newsletter of the Professional Liability Committee), November 22, 2011
•Author, Effective Client Reporting: A Lawyer's Best Friend, The Legal Intelligencer, March 31, 2011
•Author, Joint Defense Agreements: A Primer, June 2010
•Author, When Employees Go Bad, October 2009
•Author, Dropping the Nickel in a Civil Context, September 2007

•Nine Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 17, 2013
•Goldberg Segalla Names Five New Partners, Two New Special Counsel
January 1, 2012

•Professional Liability Matters

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)

•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010-2014 (Professional Liability Defense)

•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 23, 2014
•Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
June 18, 2012


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Former Client May Sue Without Appealing Underlying Matter
Michael D. Brophy,Seth L. Laver,Michael P. Luongo, November 27, 2014
enerally, a plaintiff has an obligation to mitigate her damages. In the context of a legal malpractice claim, the professional may argue that the plaintiff is obligated to cure the alleged harm by appealing the underlying issue. In the appropriate scenario, the defendant attorney may claim that the...

Restricting Employee Online Activity? Be Careful
Seth L. Laver,Michael P. Luongo,Patrick B. Naylon, November 27, 2014
Professionals take great pains to develop a positive reputation. Consequently, like all employers, many professionals monitor employee online activity to ensure that it adheres to internal policies and ethical standards. At times, employers may be justified, or even expected, to take action to...

S.O.L.: The Continuous Representation Doctrine
Peter J. Biging,Seth L. Laver,Jessica L. Wuebker, November 27, 2014
Statute of limitations laws are intended to protect defendants from stale and meritless claims. Moreover, these statutes pressure plaintiffs to institute supported causes of action while the evidence is ripe. Certainly, these statutes are an ally to the defense bar and can be a major obstacle for...

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Seth L. Laver

1700 Market Street, Suite 1418
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-3907


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