Steven P. SeltzerDeputy General Counsel
Steven P. Seltzer is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and provides advice in a variety of commercial dispute and pre-dispute matters. In his role as Deputy General Counsel, he provides internal advice to the firm’s attorneys on a broad range of ethics and conflicts issues.
Mr. Seltzer joined the firm after an in-house career at MetLife, where he was an Associate General Counsel. His practice is diversified and has included handling a variety of commercial disputes such as those involving insurance products, vendor and distribution contracts, post-transaction M&A issues, securities and real estate matters, as well as handling a wide variety of non-U.S. commercial disputes and public company disclosure matters on behalf of MetLife. Mr. Seltzer also has experience working with a cross-functional team in cyber breach preparation efforts.
Prior to going in-house, Mr. Seltzer worked at two large Manhattan law firms handling defense litigation in both federal and state court employment discrimination and counseling on employee benefit/ERISA matters.
New York University School of Law, J.D.
Emory University, B.A.
Mr. Seltzer is admitted in the courts of New York State and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Board Member – Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Board of Overseers
Trustee – All Stars Project Development School for Youth, New York City Trustees
Committee Member & Past Chair – New York City Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program
Past Secretary & Board Member – Association of Corporate Counsel-New York City Chapter
Past Member – Emory College Alumni Board
Panelist & Co-author, Developing a Multinational Strategy for Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, ACC Annual Meeting, October 2016
Corporate Counsel Panel, Are Clients Driving a Fundamental Restructuring of Legal Service Delivery Models? Sandpiper Partners Legal Conference, April 2015.
Presenter & Author, Global Attorney-Client Privilege and Discovery Primer, MetLife Legal Senior Leadership Meeting, April 2014.
Panelist, Litigation Readiness: The Special Role of the In-House Counsel, RVM Corporate Legal Advisory Series, June 2013.
Panelist, Litigation Trends for In-House Counsel, Argyle Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum, October 2012.