Seth L. Laver

Seth L. Laver: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Biography

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

•AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell)
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010-2017 (Thomson Reuters)
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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)

Publications/Presentations

•Co-Author, Attorneys: Be a Watchdog for Your Accountant Clients , DRI's The Voice, March 29, 2017
•Quoted in “ 3 Cases That Clarify When to Call Your Malpractice Insurer ,” Law360, September 28, 2016
•Co-Author, “ Risk Management Tips for Attorneys Serving as Local Counsel ,” Law360, August 19, 2016
•Quoted in Why BigLaw May Be In Big Trouble After Data Breaches , Law360, March 31, 2016
•Co-Author, “ Ethical Implications of Posting Video Depositions Online ,” PLUS Journal, January 2016
•Quoted in “ 5 Ways to Avoid the Hidden Ethical Dangers of Client Gifts ,” Law360 , February 23, 2015
•Quoted in “ Foley Atty in High Court Row May Have Broken Ethics Rules ,” Law360, February 23, 2015
•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

News

•Goldberg Segalla Names Five New Partners, Two New Special Counsel
January 1, 2012

Blog

•Professional Liability Matters

Successes

•Goldberg Segalla Team Notches Important Victory in $50 Million Securities Class Action
December 16, 2016
•Renowned Auction House Wins Summary Judgment in Fraud Suit
July 26, 2016
•First Impressions Are Lasting: New Defense Available in Delaware for Auditors and Other Third Parties in Corporate Misconduct Claims
March 2015

Achievements

•Twelve Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 13, 2016
•Eleven Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
June 1, 2015
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 23, 2014
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
May 17, 2013
•Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
June 18, 2012

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Cyber Risk and Social Media

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
267.519.6877  Phone
267.519.6801  Fax
www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/seth-l-laver
University Attended:
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2001
Law School Attended:
Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Year of First admission:
2004
Admission:
2004, 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
Memberships:

Professional Affilaitions

•American Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee
•Board Member, Center City Proprietors Association
•Defense Research Institute: Vice Chair, Professional Liability Committee and Chair of 2013 Professional Liability Seminar
•Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1978
ISLN:
918431026

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (28)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.6/5.0
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    4.4/5.0
  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 09/16/12 in Professional Liability Defense on 09/16/12

    Seth exemplifies the lawyer who advocates a client's position without compromising playing by the rules and treating opponents with civility. His legal many published wr...

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    Seth exemplifies the lawyer who advocates a client's position without compromising playing by the rules and treating opponents with civility. His legal many published writings have focused on practical applications and analysis of current challenging issues in the courts, especially those of professional liability. His name is established in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, where he has appeared in both county and federal courts. He is a credit to our profession and a likely future leader.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 09/12/12 in Litigation on 09/12/12

    Mr. Laver is an excellent attorney with impressive legal knowledge and advocacy skills. In my experience, he has always acted with the highest level of professionalism a...

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    Mr. Laver is an excellent attorney with impressive legal knowledge and advocacy skills. In my experience, he has always acted with the highest level of professionalism and ethics.

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/23/12 in Defense Litigation on 09/23/12

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 09/18/12 in Defense Litigation on 09/18/12

    Seth exemplifies the lawyer who advocates a client's position without compromising playing by the rules and treating opponents with civility. His legal many published wr...

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    Seth exemplifies the lawyer who advocates a client's position without compromising playing by the rules and treating opponents with civility. His legal many published writings have focused on practical applications and analysis of current challenging issues in the courts, especially those of professional liability. His name is established in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, where he has appeared in both county and federal courts. He is a credit to our profession and a likely future leader.

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 09/18/12 in Litigation on 09/18/12

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 09/18/12 in Real Estate on 09/18/12

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 09/16/12 in Products Liability Defense on 09/16/12

    Seth exemplifies the lawyer who advocates a client's position without compromising playing by the rules and treating opponents with civility. His legal many published wr...

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    Seth exemplifies the lawyer who advocates a client's position without compromising playing by the rules and treating opponents with civility. His legal many published writings have focused on practical applications and analysis of current challenging issues in the courts, especially those of professional liability. His name is established in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, where he has appeared in both county and federal courts. He is a credit to our profession and a likely future leader.

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Other Law Firm Position on 09/07/12 in Commercial Litigation on 09/07/12

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/07/12 in Litigation on 09/07/12

    I worked directly with Seth Laver for several years before he relocated to his present firm. He is an excellent lawyer in every respect. I can give him anything and expec...

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    I worked directly with Seth Laver for several years before he relocated to his present firm. He is an excellent lawyer in every respect. I can give him anything and expect nothing less excellent work.

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  • Seth L. Laver

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/07/12 in Employment Claims on 09/07/12

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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