New York University School of Law (Master of Laws in Taxation)
Rutgers University School of Law
University of Wisconsin
State Bar of New York
United States District Courts:
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
District of Columbia
For more than twenty-five years Seth L. Rosenberg has specialized in defending white-collar criminal cases and litigating complex civil disputes. Before entering private practice, Seth served as Assistant District Attorney in the office of Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, where he was Chief of the Rackets Bureau, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
At Clayman Rosenberg Kirshner & Linder LLP Seth has represented individuals and institutions in state and federal criminal investigations throughout the United States, and defended them against a wide range of charges including securities fraud, financial and health care fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, political integrity issues and many others. He also has appeared before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Election Commission and other regulatory bodies.
Seth also oversees the firm’s civil practice. At any given time, Clayman Rosenberg Kirshner & Linder LLP is involved on behalf of its clients in civil RICO actions, complex commercial disputes and contract actions. Some of these cases involve fine art, the diamond industry and issues of insurance coverage. Minimizing his clients’ exposure to risk is a central concern in both areas of Seth’s practice. He has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the New York City Metro area.
Recent Representative Matters
- Acted as Special Counsel to a London-based law firm concerning a multi-hundred-million dollar forfeiture action brought by the United Stated Department of Justice against one of the represented law firm’s clients, in which the United States’ court order directing forfeiture conflicts with an order of the High Court for England and Wales.
- Represents the former-Chief Financial Officer of a multi-billion-dollar real estate development company in connection with fraud investigations conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Attorney General.
- Defended world-renowned artist in suit involving allegations of sex abuse.
- Represented investment manager of hedge fund in securities fraud case involving pricing of portfolio.
- Represented founder of internet company in dispute with co-owners.
- Represented CFO in internal investigation of corporate fraud.
- Obtained favorable settlement of case in which business school professor was wrongfully dismissed due to prior conviction of securities fraud.
- Conducted corporate internal investigation into misconduct by senior management.
Seth has taught trial practice for prosecutors and is a longstanding faculty member at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He has served on numerous committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, including the Criminal Justice Council and the Criminal Law Committee. He also has served on the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law to the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts. Seth is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Council and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.