Sean studied law and received his juris doctor (JD) degree from Harvard Law School. Sean also holds a master’s degree in economics from New York University (NYU), a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Marquette University and he is completing his PhD dissertation at the University of Bern’s World Trade Institute.
Sean’s career has been enriched by his experiences in academia and private practice. As a professor and lecturer in the US and Switzerland, Sean has had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses to both graduate and undergraduate students. This includes advanced courses in commercial law (e.g., secured transactions and contracts for the sale of goods), international economic law (e.g., WTO law) as well as introductory courses in economics and business law. While Sean’s current practice focuses on international trade issues, he also has a number of years of experience as a transactional attorney in the United States, where he represented clients in corporate and commercial finance matters.
Sean is a Member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland.
Sean, a citizen of Ireland and the United States, is a native English speaker. He also has a good knowledge of French and a basic knowledge of German.
“Will of the Strongest” or “Rule of Law”? Attempting to View Recent U.S. Actions through the Proper Lens’ in Manfred Elsig and Rodrigo Polanco (eds), International Economic Dispute Settlement: Demise or Transformation (Cambridge University Press 2021)
"Can a Complicated “Consensus” Survive a Dose of Populist Poison? Exploring the Potential Impact of Brexit and Trumpism on the Developed Country Approach to Trade Law and Policy" Law and Development Review, vol. 14, no. 2, 2021, pp. 689-722. https://doi.org/10.1515/ldr-2021-0048
“Follow the Leader? The Utility of UNICTRAL’s Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions (And Its Call for Harmonization) for Developing Countries”, Texas International Law Journal (Spring 2014)
“Government vs. Private Ownership – A Fresh Look at the Merits of Bank Privatization in Developing Economies”, 12 U.C. DAVIS BUS. L.J. 243, Spring 2012
Brazil – Certain Measures Concerning Taxation and Charges (Taxation), Panel Report, WT/DS472/R WT/DS497/R; ITL 163 (WTO 2017), 30 August 2017, Oxford Reports on International Law (2018)