Sean Neafsey focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including financial services, product liability, mass tort, consumer fraud, insurance, securities, and antitrust litigation. In addition, Sean has represented clients in civil and criminal government investigations and litigation relating to allegations of fraud and abuse under the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

    Sean serves companies in the healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing/consumer products, banking and financial services industries. He also has handled disputes for several major companies in the insurance and reinsurance industry.

    His experience extends across all stages of litigation, from the pleading stage through discovery, motion practice and trial. He has experience defending class actions as well as multidistrict litigation. He also has substantial appellate experience, having handled appeals in the US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Ninth Circuits, as well as the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey and the New York Appellate Division, Second Department.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Sean served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Virginia A. Long, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. During his clerkship, Sean reviewed petitions for certification, prepared bench memoranda and assisted in the preparation of written opinions in a variety of civil and criminal matters.

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    • Defense of multinational agricultural biotechnology company in product liability action involving failure-to-warn allegations related to industrial chemical product.
    • Defense of global insurer in connection with coverage dispute regarding multimillion-dollar personal injury claim against municipality.
    • Defense of medical-device class-action litigation involving allegations of negligence, failure-to-warn, breach of warranty and fraudulent concealment.
    • Defense of multinational energy company in antitrust litigation for alleged price-fixing in violation of the Robinson-Patman Act.
    • Defense of government contractor related to alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
    • Defense of large metropolitan municipality and more than 150 contractors and subcontractors regarding personal injury allegations related to rescue, recovery and debris removal operations following terrorist attack.
    • Defense of global insurer in connection with coverage dispute raising issues of first impression of California statutory and common law.
    • Defense of financial institution regarding alleged violations of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

    Education

    • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2007
    • Providence College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

    Admissions

    • New York, 2008
    • New Jersey, 2007

    Clerk Experience

    • Supreme Court of New Jersey
      Hon. Virginia A. Long
      January 2007 - January 2008
    • Recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014
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