Seth C. Pearson



Seth Pearson is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice.

Mr. Pearson was a summer associate with Foley in 2015. Prior to joining Foley, he worked as a graduate research assistant for a Duke Law associate professor, where he conducted research regarding the racialized background of private equity markets in the U.S.

Before entering law school, Mr. Pearson was a financial professional with a broad range of experience in quantitative and statistical analysis, budgeting, accounting, and forecasting. He held various positions that include working as a business analyst for AkzoNobel, interning as a sector analyst with Decatur Capital, and interning with Crawford & Company in their finance department. Mr. Pearson also interned with the Executive Office of the President at the White House as an operations intern, where he assisted staff in overseeing presidential appointments, assisted with system audits, training, and reporting.


Mr. Pearson earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2016), where he was a research assistant for Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. During his time at Duke, he served as president of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, president of OUTLaw (an LGBTQ law students association), and treasurer of the Duke University Hurston-James Society. He completed his undergraduate degree at Georgia State University (B.B.A., 2011) with major in finance.


Mr. Pearson is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

Community Engagement

Mr. Pearson is actively involved in the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Duke Alumni Association, Boston chapter, and the Boston Bar Association.

Representative Matters

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Represented in a sale of a portfolio company, McBee Associates Inc., for approximately $50 million