Industry Associations

  • Techweek (Executive Advisory Board Member)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy (Faculty Member)

Chicago-Kent Trial Team (Coach)

Community Involvement

The Chicago Leadership Alliance

Education

Chicago-Kent College of the Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.

American University, B.A.

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Seth E. Darmstadter

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Seth Darmstadter is an innovator who operates alongside his high-growth technology company clientele. He approaches his work on behalf of ad tech, health tech, media tech, integrated marketing and communications businesses as a strategic partner, delivering solutions-based approaches to law and commerce that allow these and other entrepreneurial companies to effectively navigate crowded and competitive industry landscapes.  Seth is particularly proud of his ongoing work as General Counsel for Outcome Health.

Many of Seth’s clients, like Outcome Health, are industry disruptors that relish his fierce loyalty, comprehensive vision, forward thinking and enthusiasm. These traits make him a sought after collaborator and consultant – one who provides advice and counsel across both the strategic legal landscape and business operations.

The Managing Partner of M&R’s Chicago office, and Regional Administrative Partner for New York and Chicago, Seth is also a member of the firm’s Advertising & Digital Media Industry Group and Commercial & Business Litigation Practice. In terms of the latter, he is an experienced and accomplished commercial litigator, having represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as at arbitration (commercial and labor). Over the years, Seth has favorably resolved a range of cases, including partnership and commercial real estate disputes; breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and restrictive covenant litigation; insurance coverage matters; employment conflicts; and tort actions.

When not hard at work, Seth can be found cooking or playing with his kids, sweating it out at SoulCyle or dining at one of the many global restaurants he frequents. A prolific writer, several of his restaurant reviews have graced the pages of Chicago Lawyer magazine. Seth also regularly authors articles for The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Education

Seth earned a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. When in law school, he received a CALI Award for Future Excellence in Trial Advocacy and was a member of Chicago-Kent’s National Trial Team. Seth was an undergraduate at American University, where he was conferred a B.A.

Awards & Special Recognitions

Seth was named to The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine “40 Under Forty” lists in 2014. Also, since 2011, Super Lawyers has recognized Seth as a “Rising Star,” a designation reserved for just the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40.

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