Seth Kerschner | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Seth Kerschner
 Seth Kerschner

Seth Kerschner

Counsel, New York

T +1 212 819 8630


“Up & Coming Individual” for Environment : Mainly Transactional

Chambers USA 2016


Seth practices environmental law, and assists clients with transactions, environmental litigation, climate change matters, and environmental regulatory compliance. Seth’s practice involves work with a broad range of public and private sector clients, including public and private companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations.

He advises domestic and international clients on environmental matters in the context of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, project development, securities offerings, bankruptcies and real estate transactions, and on governmental cleanup programs. In transactions, he advises clients through each environmental aspect of a deal, from designing and coordinating transaction-specific environmental due diligence assessments, through negotiating agreements, to handling closing and post-closing matters.

Seth also represents clients in environmental litigation, including Superfund and Clean Water Act disputes.

Seth has considerable climate change legal experience. He represents a nation in connection with the international climate change negotiations, and has counseled clients on Clean Development Mechanism projects.

Seth has been recognized by Law360 and Chambers USA as a leading environmental practitioner. Prior to joining White & Case, Seth practiced environmental law with another major US law firm in New York.

Bars and Courts

  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • Brown University


  • English



  • New York, Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property—Third Edition, Chapter 58, Published by the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law, American Bar Association, 2010
  • Environmental Disclosure, The Year in Review 2010, Published by the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law, American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

"Up & Coming Individual" for Environment: Mainly Transactional, Chambers USA (2016)

"Associate to Watch" for Environment: Mainly Transactional, Chambers USA (2015)

Named an Environmental "Rising Star", Law360 (2013)