Seth Polansky has been a member of the foundry team since 2017, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in intellectual property, corporate, and contract law. On the corporate side, Seth’s extensive background includes advising a range of businesses from startups to large government contractors. He has negotiated successful outcomes with domestic and international entities, including the US government, the UK government, and multiple state agencies. Seth also has significant experience in the arts and entertainment fields, advising illustrators, filmmakers, production companies, authors, and artists of all types. He counsels small business and artists in securing copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property rights and regularly aids in the negotiation of contracts.
Prior to joining Foundry, Seth served as General Counsel for Cellcrypt, a multinational conglomerate and leading provider of voice encryption technology. In this capacity, he was responsible for contracts, venture capital financing, board secretarial duties, export control, and general corporate legal strategy. He also worked as the Director of Contracts for CSC, one of the world’s largest technology companies, where he managed all aspects of proposals, contracts, and subcontracts for hundreds of millions of dollars of US Federal and State government business. Seth also served as Deputy General Counsel for GAVI Fund, a nonprofit funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which provides immunizations to developing nations.
In addition to being a key member of the Foundry team, Seth teaches Contracts and Property Law classes at industry conventions across the country, and has been an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland’s advanced degree program in Project Management. He also as a Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning Course https://www.linkedin.com/learning/contracting-for-creatives