Sean McGrane is a litigation partner who focuses his practice on defending corporations and their officers and directors against civil securities-fraud claims, shareholder derivative actions, and mergers and acquisition lawsuits. His practice includes representing clients in investigations or proceedings brought by governmental or other regulatory agencies, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Before joining the firm, Sean practiced securities litigation in the New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Sean has written on the federal securities laws and has given guest lectures on securities and shareholder litigation at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
In addition to his securities practice, Sean maintains an active sports law practice, which includes representing professional sports franchises, collegiate bodies and professional athletes. In October 2019, Sean served as a moderator at the firm’s initial Sports Integrity Roundtable in Washington DC, which explored legal issues around the emergence of legalized sports gambling in many parts of the US.
Prior to attending law school, Sean worked as a political journalist in Washington DC and New York for four years.