Sean is the chair of the firm’s Health Sciences Litigation Practice. He is a first-chair litigator who defends companies in complex, multidistrict products liability and health care litigation. He represents several of the largest pharmaceutical, medical device, and life science companies in their high-stakes cases, and also serves as strategic settlement counsel. Sean serves clients in other industries such as building materials, energy, automotive, and food and beverage. He often handles parallel litigation, regulatory investigations and congressional hearings.
Sean has served as national and lead trial counsel for Medtronic, GlaxoSmithKline plc, LivaNova, International Business Machines (IBM), The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, Monroe Energy, Sunoco, Michelin, and Volkswagen. He is also counsel for the National Football League in the ongoing concussion litigation.
Clients benefit from Sean’s ability to anticipate the likely trajectory of a litigation based upon the opposing and co-counsel involved, the venue, and the claims. He prepares clients with a preemptively-focused defense plan that aims to minimize costs wherever feasible. Sean’s courtroom experience also informs the risk management advice he provides to boards of directors, senior management, and executives.
Sean is a member of Troutman Pepper’s Diversity and Inclusion and Policy Committees, and served as the firm’s representative to Diversity Lab, an incubator at Harvard for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law.