Seth C. Berenzweig
Seth Berenzweig is a founding and managing partner of Berenzweig Leonard. Seth has extensive corporate, business and litigation experience, and regularly handles transactional, government contracts, white collar defense, and employment matters for businesses and executives in the Washington, D.C. region and nationally. He has been quoted in the Washington and national media as an authoritative source, has been recognized in honorary lists of “Legal Elite” and “Superlawyer” in the Washington, D.C. region, and was previously selected as one of the Washington Area's "Top Lawyers" by Washingtonian Magazine. Seth has achieved the highest “AV” rating in Martindale Hubbell directory for legal ability and ethics.
Seth frequently appears in the national and international media to discuss business, corporate, criminal defense, and litigation matters. He appears on Fox News, the Fox Business Channel, CNN, CNN International, and Bloomberg Television and Radio to discuss legal issues impacting businesses, and is called on the same day as news breaks to contribute his analysis. Breaking news he has discussed on the air includes the Walmart class action case, the Rajaratnam criminal prosecution, current developments on Capitol Hill, and cases involving professional athletes and celebrities. Seth also lectures nationally on various legal issues impacting commercial companies, government contractors, management and human resource professionals.
Seth’s diverse experience includes leading a team in the multi-state collection of a judgment against a Washington, D.C. business and its directors accused of fraud. His cases have involved cutting edge legal issues, such as the use of computer forensic evidence seized by United States Marshalls to enforce a large judgment. Seth also helps contractors address white collar criminal matters, and has successfully prosecuted sanctions against opposing lawyers for filing frivolous cases that impede company growth. He is one of the only attorneys in the United States to obtain a full offer of judgment from a federal agency in employment litigation, and assists companies and management in implementing legal strategies aimed at containing costs and increasing revenue.
Court Admissions: Admitted to bar, 1991, Pennsylvania; 1992, Virginia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1993, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1998, Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1999, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court.
Education: George Washington University (B.A., cum laude, 1987); Temple University, School of Law (J.D., 1990). Member, Temple Law Review. National Honors Attorney, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., 1990-1992.
National and International News Commentator: Seth frequently appears on FOX News, CNN, and Bloomberg Television and Radio to discuss current issues impacting businesses and executives. Seth also frequently discusses issues involving constitutional law, corporate compliance, and criminal trials.
Presentations/Lectures: Frequent lecturer on Goverment Contract Law and Developments; "Hot Topics in Employment Law, September, 2005; "Lawsuit- Free Hiring and Firing." National Institute of Business Management, June 9, 2004; "How to Survive and Thrive in the New Homeland Security Procurement Environment," Joint Seminar, April 30, 2004; "Advanced Employment Law Issues," Nat. Bus. Inst., 2002 and 2003; "Selecting and Termination Employees." Nat. Bus. Inst., 2001; "Litigation Skills," Lorman Ed. Sus. May 15, 2001.
Practice Areas: Government Contracts; Labor and Employment Law; White Collar Criminal Defense; Business Law; Business Litigation; Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Corporate Transactions.