With his diverse background as a federal prosecutor and in civil rights enforcement and death penalty defense, Seth is a seasoned first-chair trial lawyer, a vigorous advocate, and a versatile problem-solver. His criminal and government investigations practice includes confronting allegations of fraud, false statements, and other misconduct against government contractors and grantees, other types of companies, and public servants in grand jury investigations, civil enforcement investigations and audits, trials, sentencings, appeals, and post-conviction proceedings.
In internal investigations on behalf of corporations, nonprofits, and schools, Seth probes similar allegations of misconduct, as well as the suspected failure of internal compliance systems. Based on his experience prosecuting police misconduct in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Seth’s investigations work includes evaluating the conduct of law enforcement agencies and their employees. Seth is currently the court-appointed deputy monitor of the Baltimore Police Department in its consent decree with the Department of Justice.
The civil matters Seth handles encompass defense of False Claims Act cases; challenges to administrative agency actions; litigation of contract, partnership, and business tort disputes; and prosecution and defense of antitrust actions under the Sherman Act and civil rights actions and investigations under federal and state anti-discrimination statutes. With his background in civil rights enforcement, Seth also advises companies, including mortgage lenders, housing providers, and web-based advertising platforms, on compliance with the Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Seth’s pro bono practice focuses on matters involving civil rights and criminal justice. In recent years, he has won the release of three different District of Columbia men imprisoned for murders they did not commit.