Professional Biography
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Seth Borden Partner

  • Washington, D.C.

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    Washington, D.C.

    700 13th Street, NW, Suite 800

    Washington, DC 20005-3960


  • New York

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    New York

    1155 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd Floor

    New York, NY 10036-2711




Seth Borden develops sophisticated enterprise-wide labor relations strategies for global companies in a wide variety of industries. He advises clients on their most complex labor challenges, including labor-management relations, collective bargaining, response to union organizing, labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice investigations and litigation.

In addition to helping manufacturing employers successfully navigate the two largest union organizing efforts under the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expedited election rules, Seth has litigated numerous NLRB matters. He has defended Equal Employment Opportunity and wage-and-hour cases in both state and federal court; served as lead counsel in arbitrations involving issues of discipline, termination, contract interpretation, discrimination and harassment; and regularly guides clients on personnel decisions, development of employee policies and handbooks, wage-and-hour issues and related personnel matters.

Seth is called upon when the stakes are high, including testifying before the U.S. Congress regarding proposed legislation and other developments in labor law, such as the NLRB’s 2015 rules expediting union representation elections. A frequent speaker, lecturer and writer, he is often quoted on the labor law implications of evolving workplace technologies including social media, having authored the traditional labor law chapter for the first-known book on the topic—Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace—in 2011. Seth has earned the recognition of Super Lawyers and Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer for the past several years.

*Admitted in New York and Maryland only. Practice supervised by D.C. Bar members pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8).

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in New York Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2012, 2014 - 2018
  • Recognized in Legal 500 US as a Leading Lawyer, Labor Management Relations, 2013 - 2014  





Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1995