Jenner & Block

Seth J. Schriftman is a staff attorney in the Litigation and Environmental Departments.  He joined the Firm in 2009 and has since been involved in litigating complex commercial disputes.  Mr. Schriftman’s areas of practice have included environmental, bankruptcy, antitrust, patent, and taxation law.

Mr. Schriftman is part of the trial team that currently represents the Chapter 7 Trustee in the bankruptcy of Emerald Casino, Inc. The Trustee is seeking more than $500 million on claims of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract against Emerald’s former officers and directors.  A six-week bench trial and post-trial briefing recently concluded. The matter is currently being tried in a supplemental evidentiary hearing in Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Schriftman is also involved in representing victims of domestic violence in the Firm’s Pro Bono Domestic Violence Order of Protection Program.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Schriftman received an LL.M. in taxation law from Temple University and was awarded an externship with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, in their Small Business/Self-Employed Division, where he drafted numerous litigation documents on behalf of the IRS. During law school, Mr. Schriftman served as Senior Production Editor for the Temple University Political and Civil Rights Law Review and received the Barrister Award for outstanding performance in trial advocacy.