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SETH BERENZWEIG

Managing Partner

8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1250
McLean, Virginia 22102

Seth Berenzweig is a founding and managing partner of Berenzweig Leonard. Seth has developed a legal practice that is centered on covering traditional business law and compliance matters, while expanding that professional reach to represent sports, music and entertainment clients. He has extensive corporate, business and litigation experience, and regularly handles transactions, government contracts, technology law, compliance and white collar matters, as well as labor and employment cases for businesses, executives and entrepreneurs in the Washington D.C. region and nationally. He also represents current and former professional athletes, musicians, and on-air contributors and panelists. He has been quoted in the Washington and national media as an authoritative source, 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 appears in the national and international media to discuss business, litigation, sports, technology, compliance, white collar, and constitutional matters, and is a frequent guest on national television networks discussing breaking news and legal cases impacting businesses. He has commented on breaking news regarding Presidential impeachment, historic settlements reached with the U.S. Justice Department, high profile jury verdicts and cases involving professional athletes and celebrities. Seth frequently covers breaking news on the impeachment inquiry and Mueller investigation, as well as sexual harassment cases occurring in Hollywood and on Capitol Hill. Seth has appeared several times as a panelist on the McLaughlin Group, discussing legal and political news. He has also helped cover breaking news regarding the NFL and the daily fantasy sports industry. Seth has also represented athletes and artists in the entertainment field and is a certified NFL contract agent, as well as a member of The Recording Academy and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He also lectures nationally on various legal issues impacting companies, executives and HR professionals.

Seth's diverse experience includes leading a team in the multi-state judgment collection against a D.C. business and its directors accused of fraud. His work has involved cutting-edge legal issues, such as the use of computer forensic evidence seized by United States Marshals. Seth also helps companies and executives address white collar and criminal matters, as well as assess the constitutionality of certain government actions. He has successfully prosecuted sanctions against opposing lawyers for filing unsound cases that impede company growth. He is one of only a few attorneys in the United States to obtain a full offer of judgment from a major federal agency in employment litigation, and assists companies and management in implementing legal strategies aimed at decreasing costs and increasing revenue. He also helps companies and business interests of former professional athletes with media contracts and business guidance.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS COMMENTATOR

  • Frequently appears on Fox Business News, Bloomberg Television, Fox News Channel, CNN, BBC, public television, and DC television outlets to discuss breaking news and current issues impacting businesses, executives, and government. Seth also frequently discusses issues involving corporate law and compliance, entertainment, sports, technology, constitutional issues and criminal trials.
  • Serves as a panelist and guest moderator for the McLaughlin Group, covering breaking political and legal news.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Guest Lecturer, 2018 National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress, Business Update: Top Business and Corporate Law Decisions and Trends (2018)
  • Guest Lecturer, 2017 National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress, Corporate Update: Recent Business Law Decisions and Trends (2017), 2017 to 2018
  • Moderator, The Corporate Huddle, How Professional Athletes Can Protect Their Brand and Intellectual Property (2017)
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, MBA Course on Bringing Meaning and Contribution to Business (2016)
  • Moderator, The Corporate Huddle, Lessons Learned From the Locker Room to the Board Room (2015)
  • Panelist, National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011, 2017 to 2018
  • Panelist, Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, 2016, 2015, and 2014, 2011 to 2014
  • Leads various lectures and seminars in the DC Metro area to companies, executives and entrepreneurs, on business law, government contracts and employment law including preparation of written course materials and program manuals, 2014 to 2016

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
  • Professional Services Council (PSC)
  • National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • American Association of Independent Music (A2iM)
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
  • Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF)

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • White Collar Defense & Compliance
  • Government Contracts
  • Corporate & Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law

EDUCATION

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1990
    • Member, Temple Law Review
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1987

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court